D'Arcy Morell

Harbour Seascape

$2,500.00 CAD

This stunning seascape, created around 1880, transports the viewer to a bustling seaport, likely located in Northern France or Normandy. It serves as a captivating depiction of the lively maritime atmosphere during that era, featuring a myriad of boats that animate the scene. In the foreground, a quay is accompanied by a steamship, while several sailing vessels and smaller boats with sailors complete the composition. The painting, executed in oil on canvas and signed in the lower right, is in very good condition, framed in gilt wood.

John D'Arcy Morell was a British painter and journalist. He was born on 23 December 1854 in Hampstead, London. We have no information about his artistic training, but he exhibited various seascapes between 1877 and 1880 at the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street Exhibitions, Grosvenor Gallery and other galleries. He lived between London, Calais (Pas-de-Calais) and Colombes, near Paris, where he died on 15 October 1929.

Sources: A dictionary of artists who have exhibited works in the principal London exhibitions from 1760 to 1893; England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915; Archives Hauts-de-Seine. 

Artist: D"Arcy Morell (1854-1929).
Signed in the lower right.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition.
Dimensions: 48 x 74 cm. / 19 x 29 in.
Frame: 60 x 87 cm. / 23 1/2 x 34 1/4 in. Very good condition.
Provenance: Sweden.