Description: oil on panel
Dimensions: 24.3 x 37.1 cm.; 9 1/2 x 14 5/8 in.
Medium: oil on panel
Condition Report: The single panel is uncradled and flat. The paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. There is a fine network of craquelure throughout. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals that the lower half of the painting and the details of the ships are very well-preserved and untouched. There is retouching in the sky to reduce the appearance of the craquelure, and wash over the upper two thirds of the sky. In overall good condition.
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Exhibited: Kingston upon Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Festival of Britain Marine Exhibition, June - July 1951, no.7;
Kingston upon Hull, Ferens Art Gallery, Collector's Choice: works of art from the private collections of members of the Friends of the Ferens Art Gallery, 6 April - 3 May 1970, no. 172.
Literature: The Ferens Art Gallery, John Ward of Hull: Marine Painter 1798-1849, exhibition catalogue, Hull 1981, p. 60, under cat. no. 44.
Provenance: Dr. E.O. Halliwell (1902-1991), 233 Hallgate, Cottingham, Hull;
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Anonymous sale, Leeds, Phillips, 19 October 1988, lot 326;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 November 1991, lot 9.