David James (1853-1904), British
NEAR EXMOUTH, DEVON, 1885
Oil on canvas; signed and dated 85 lower right, signed, dated 85 and titled verso
25" x 50 " — 63.5 x 127 cm.
A prolific marine painter, active from 1872, James achieved success as a maritime painter of seascapes and coastal scenes, particularly around the Cornish coast. He is widely regarded as one of the finest seascape artists of the 19th century with numerous exhibits at the Royal Academy between 1886-1897.
Britnell’s Art Gallery Ltd.,Toronto, Diamond Jubilee;
The Estate of a Private Collection, Toronto;