25 Blythe Road Harry Moore-Gwyn - Auction of Pictures from a Private London Club - Wednesday 5th April 2017
*CHARLES NAPIER HEMY, R.A. (1841-1917) THE HARBOUR AT ST IVES Signed and dated l.l.: C.N. Hemy
1871 73 cm by 135 cm; 28 1/2 in by 52 1/2 in framed Provenance Christie's 15 July 1973 lot 25 Charles Napier Hemy was his generation's leading maritime artist, his fascination with the sea having begun with a voyage to Australia in 1850. Between 1852 and 1863 he travelled around England and Europe learning from leading artists including Baron Henri Leys, and travelled again around British marine locations in the 1870s painting several seaside scenes including the present work. In 1880 he settled in Falmouth, becoming the first Royal Academician of that town in 1910. He died there in 1917.