Brierly, Sir Oswald William 1817-1874 British, Sailing at Moonrise
Brierly, Sir Oswald William 1817-1874 British, Sailing at Moonrise. 12 x 18 ins., (30.5 x 46 cms.), Watercolour, Label verso stating details of the artist. Sir Oswald Brierly was elected as marine painter to Queen Victoria in 1874. He trained as a naval architect and studied navigation. Sir Oswald was a very adventurous man, he set off on a round the world circumnavigation, but the owner of the ship stopped in Australia where he lived for several years. Brierly Point in New South Wales is named after him. He then went on another lengthy voyage visiting New Zealand, South America and returned to England in 1851. He made many sketches of places he visited, including later naval battle scenes as a guest of Henry Keppel. In the latter part of his career he received strong patronage from the Royal Family.
Auction Date: February 2017