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Sunset at Sea after a Storm

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1878,0511.848

  • Title (object)

    • Sunset at Sea after a Storm
  • Description

    Sun setting behind streaked clouds reflected in the water, with a raft of exhausted men in the foreground and a line of mountains in the distance; after a painting by Francis Danby in the collection of the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. 1849
    Engraving and etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1849
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 351 millimetres
    • Width: 480 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered below image with title, dedication to Lieutt. Colonel William Reed by the publisher, coat-of- arms, production detail: "Painted by F. Danby A.R.A", "Engraved by Wm. Miller" and publication line: "London, Published by J. Hogarth, 5, Haymarket"
  • Curator's comments

    See No. 135 in Francis Greenacre's 'Francis Danby' Tate Gallery exhibition catalogue, 1989 (an impression from Bristol Art Gallery exhibited) and see also No. 20 for the painting.

    A series of progress proofs is also in the collection. The painting was also engraved in Aquatint by F.C. Lewis (see P&D 1866,0407.175)

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  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1878

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1878,0511.848

Sun setting behind streaked clouds reflected in the water, with a raft of exhausted men in the foreground and a line of mountains in the distance; after a painting by Francis Danby in the collection of the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.  1849  Engraving and etching

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Sun setting behind streaked clouds reflected in the water, with a raft of exhausted men in the foreground and a line of mountains in the distance; after a painting by Francis Danby in the collection of the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. 1849 Engraving and etching

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