THE ARTS SOCIETY DARTMOUTH & KINGSWEAR
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19th century British Marine Paintings
Felicity Herring Monday 08 October 2018

This lecture traces British marine painting back to the Van de Veldes, father and son, who were invited to England in 1672 and shows how they influenced British marine painters. After a brief look at the 18th century marine painters that followed, 19th century marine painters are divided into four categories, painters of naval battles, ships’ portrait painters, pure sea painters and landscape artists who turned to the sea for inspiration. Artists featured include, JMW Turner, J T Serres, George Chambers, Clarkson Stanfield, Thomas Luny, Philip de Loutherbourg, Richard Parkes Bonington and E W Cooke. 

Felicity Herring:  MA degree in Fine Art Valuation and BA in History and Economics. Experienced cruise lecturer and lecturer to National Trust, Rotary, yacht clubs, public school sixth forms and retirement groups such as U3A and ProBus. Member of the Nelson Society and 1805 Club. Programme Secretary of Blackmore Vale DFAS for four years and formerly committee member of Wimborne DFAS.