'Iquique' Hove-To

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The 'Iquique' is shown hove-to and visible broadside to port. The tug, 'Warrior', is shown on the right in stern view, with black smoke trailing towards the sailing barque. The coastline of England can be seen on the far right with a building silhouetted against the skyline catching the light. Other buildings suggest a port or safe haven. The painting is probably a composite made after the journey, and one of a group marking his return from his first deep-sea voyage before returning to Fitzroy Street. The sea is highly stylized into diagonal lines of waves with exaggerated crests and the wake forms a honeycomb patterning. The sky is shown clear on the left and on the right a bank of darker rain bearing cloud appears over the land. His first sea journey was in the sailing ship, the 'Iquique', built in 1892.

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'Iquique' Hove-To




oil on canvas


H 77.8 x W 104 cm

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