British & Continental Art Auction

September 15 - 20, 2018

Online Auction
LOT 84
Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), British
  • Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), British
  • Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), British
  • Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), British

84

Sir Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956), British

AFTER TRAFALGAR, CIRCA 1911

Oil on board. Unsigned. The left side cut down.
17 x 21 in — 43.2 x 53.3 cm

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $4,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

A dramatic work with part of a looming battered battleship right in stormy seas, the crew trying to escape down ropes, a small rowing boat tossing in the waves to the left.  In the background more crippled vessels.  The lighting makes the whole scene almost surreal.

We are grateful to Dr. Libby Horner for her help in identifying this work which will be number O4491 in her forthcoming catalogue raisonne

Literature:

Walter Shaw-Sparrow, “Prints & Drawings by Frank Brangwyn...” John Lane, The Bodley Head London, 1919, p. 219.

Illustrated in Robert Southey, “Life of Nelson”, Gibbings & Co., London, 1911, p. 276

Provenance:

Whereabouts previously unknown;
Private Collection, Toronto