Author Results for Roger Quarm

Note: Davy Jones’s Locker by W. L. Wyllie, RA: a new addition to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, supported by the Macpherson Collection Endowment Fund of the SNR

By Roger Quarm

This examines the picture, bought for the NMM by the Society, and the wide ranging interests of the artist. Read More

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

British Marine Painting and the Continent 1600-1850

By Roger Quarm

Illustrated with fine colour plates this article considers the influence of Dutch and Flemish marine artists, including the van de Veldes and Simon de Vlieger, on the development of British marine painting, including Pocock and Turner, and the idea of art as showing the sea and man’s life on the sea with drama and symbolism. Read More

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

Buying Nelson: Sir James Caird’s Gifts to the National Maritime Museum

By Roger Quarm

As well as other magnificent and wide ranging gifts to the National Maritime Museum, Sir James Caird contributed substantially to its collection of oil paintings, prints, drawings and watercolours associated with Nelson.  Caird’s correspondence with Sir Geoffrey Callender between 1929 and 1946 reveals their feelings about the relevance and cost of potential purchases.  The work of Wyllie […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Note: The Second Eddystone Lighthouse, with the Roebuck, Charles Galley, Aldborough and Swallow

By Roger Quarm

A description of this painting by Isaac Sailmaker, bought for the Museum by the Society for Nautical Research. Read More

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

Note: Captain Sir Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, by Sir Thomas Lawrence.

By Roger Quarm

The purchase by the Society from the Macpherson Fund of this portrait is explained and the significance of the portrait explored. Read More

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

Note: From Sheerness to Valentia by Robert Dudley (1868)

By Roger Quarm

Acquired through a grant from the Society’s Macpherson Fund, this picture records the attempt by the ss Great Eastern to lay a cable across the Atlantic. Read More

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

An Album of Drawings by Gabriel Bray RN, H.M.S. Pallas, 1774-1775

By Roger Quarm

Gabriel Bray embarked as a lieutenant for the voyage of HMS Pallas to the West coast of Africa and Jamaica in 1774-1775. He left behind an album of seventy-five drawings of that cruise, which constitute an important and unusual record of daily routines, events and life on the ship in this period. Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Manpower & Life at Sea | Navies

Note: A Portrait of Commodore George Walker (d.1777)

By Roger Quarm

Presented to the NMM by the Society, this portrait is the only one known of this famous privateer, depicting an action at the height of his career. Read More

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

Note: Watercolours of the Second China War by T.G. Dutton

By Roger Quarm

Nine watercolours depicting events of the Second China war painted by Dutton, and perhaps commissioned by Denison, who was present, were presented to the National Maritime Museum by the Society through the Macpherson Fund. Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Art & Music

A Collection of Trial Proof Etchings by W. L Wyllie, R.A.

By Roger Quarm

This collection of engravings, presented by the Society for Nautical Research to the National Maritime Museum, complements its extensive holdings of Wyllie’s drawings and watercolours.  Trial proofs of 55 familiar subjects are accompanied by multiple impressions of 19 subjects, including a series of five showing the build up of one plate and a series of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music