View of Broadstairs, Kent

by George Chambers (1803-40)

George Chambers was a maritime painter born in Whitby, Yorkshire. His interest in in the sea stems from his early days as an apprentice on board a transport brig, having gone to sea with is uncle at the age of ten.

Chambers returned to Whitby and worked for a while and a house and ship painter before going to London in 1825. It was not until he secured the patronage of King William IV that Chambers was truly established as a marine artist. His works where exhibited at the Royal Accademy, British Institution and Society of British Artists.

This view of Broadstairs in Kent illustrates Chambers' skill as a talented draughtsman and his fluent use of colour and light.

Chambers was plagued with ill health throughout his career and suffered with an inability of being able to promote himself. Chambers' son, also George, was also a marine and landscape painter.

View of Broadstairs, Kent

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19th century

Oil on canvas

13 x 21 inches

UK Private Collection