Author Results for Harry Parker

Eminent Marine Artists Part XI Dominic Serres RA

By Harry Parker

In the eleventh of a series of articles about eminent marine artists Harry Parker, the author of ‘Naval Battles’, considers the life of Dominic Serres R.A.. Having first come to England as a prisoner of war captured on a homeward bound Spanish ship by a British frigate, Serres set up on his release as an […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part X Richard Paton

By Harry Parker

The tenth in a series of monographs, this article discusses Richard Paton (1717-1791). Born in London, the young Paton attracted the attention of Captain Charles Knowles and became assistant to a ship’s painter. He first came to public notice in 1762 when he exhibited two works depicting naval battles Society of Artists. Paton resigned his […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part IX Isaac Sailmaker

By Harry Parker

In this short article the author marshals the very few known facts about Isaac Sailmaker (1633- 1721), who was the earliest eminent English artist to produce works which portray the ‘famous achievements which made the Empire’. He was commissioned by Cromwell to paint a view of the fleet before Mardijk. The author describes the planning […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography

Eminent Marine Artists Part VIII Johannes Lingelbach

By Harry Parker

Born in Frankfurt-on-Main in October 1625, Johannes Lingelbach studied art in Holland. In this article the author gives a brief outline of Lingelbach’s career as a painter of seaports, harbours, naval engagements and ‘fairs and mountebanks surrounded by crowds of spectators’. Included is a photograph of an engraving of the artist who died and is […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part VII Ludolph Backhuysen

By Harry Parker

One of a series of articles on eminent marine. The author styles Backhuysen as “The Painter-poet of the Ocean” and praises his work for the “truth” of his presentations. The article gives a brief biography of the painter and lists his best known works as well as giving the then location where some of them […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part VI Wenceslaus Hollar

By Harry Parker

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) was the most able etcher of his time. His etchings of shipping are accepted on all hands as most correct in their details. In the British Museum’s collections, there are a number of Hollar’s works dealing with naval subjects. These include the St James’ Day Battle (1666), together with a list of […] Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part V Augustine Ryther

By Harry Parker

The article discusses the work of the distinguished Elizabethan engraver Augustine Ryther who flourished between 1576 and 1590. His works include charts or plans of the actions with the Spanish Armada, some of the charts in the original “The Mariner’s Mirrour”, various English county maps and maps of London. Read More

Filed under: Tudors | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part IV Henry Cornelius Vroom

By Harry Parker

Vroom was born in Harlem in 1566 and learnt to draw from a china painter. He later sailed to Spain, staying in Seville, then travelled to Rome where he learnt to paint harpsichords and amassed a stock of religious pictures which he hoped to sell in Spain.   The ship  in which he returned was cast […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part III Peter Monamy

By Harry Parker

Peter Monamy was born in Jersey around 1670. Being from a poor family his education was minimal and at an early age he was sent to London as an apprentice to a house-painter and decorator. After completing his apprenticeship he put the finishing touches to his self-education as a marine artist. He modelled his work […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography

Eminent Marine Artists Part II Analogists of the two van de Veldes

By Harry Parker

Having previously considered the two Van de Veldes, consideration is here given to their analogists, that is to say those who is some way resembled them in composition and structure, namely Jan and Julius Parcelles, Wigerus Vitringa, Jan Van de Cappelle and Renier Zeeman. Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Eminent Marine Artists Part I The two van de Veldes

By Harry Parker

Pictorial representation of nautical life has long fascinated those interested in the sea. The artistic family of van der Veldes is best known for William, born 1610 in Leyden, and his son of the same name. Having made his name by representing naval scenes for the Dutch States, William and his son were invited to […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music