Lot 9: Large John Carmichael (1800-1868) "Fishermen"O/C
November 12, 2016
Sarasota, FL, USALive Auction
Description: Large John Carmichael (1800-1868) "Fishermen" oil on canvas. Signed and dated 1847 lower left. Sight Size: 29.5 x 43.5 inches. With Gallery label verso. His name first appears as an exhibitor in 1838, when he contributed an oil painting, Shipping in the Bay of Naples, to the Society of British Artists. He showed both oil paintings and watercolours at the Royal Academy, his contributions including The Conqueror towing the Africa off the Shoals of Trafalgar (1841) and The Arrival of the Royal Squadron (1843). He lived in Newcastle until about 1845, when he moved to London, where he was already known as a skillful marine painter.In 1855, during the Crimean War he was sent to the Baltic to make drawings for the Illustrated London News. His painting of the bombardment of Sveaborg, which he witnessed during this assignment, was exhibited at the Royal Academy and is now in the collection of the National Maritime Museum. He later moved to Scarborough, where he died in 1868. He published The Art of Marine Painting in Water-Colours in 1859, and The Art of Marine Painting in Oil-Colours in 1864.