Oil on Canvas – The Approaching Storm’ Attributed to Claude Joseph Vernet (1714-1789).
Vernet was born in Avignon and began painting for his father, who was a decorator of carriages, when just 14 years old. He then studied in Rome under Claude Gellee, the renowned maritime artist. Gellee’s style and choice of subjects greatly influenced Vernet, particularly his representations of classical Italianate ruins. This painting contains many of the elements, colours and atmosphere of his famous work ‘A Calm on the Mediterranean’ in The Getty Museum. Vernet’s work can be seen in The Louvre, The Getty Museum and The Rijksmuseum
Width: 55″ / 140 cms
Height: 38″ / 97 cms
Hand Coloured Mezzotint of Lord and Lady Melbourne.
Original Painting by George Stubbs (1724-1806) – Mezzotint Engraving in Ebonised and Gilt Frame.
The lady seated in the carriage is Elizabeth Milbanke, her husband, Peniston Lamb, 1st Lord Melbourne is mounted on a chestnut horse to the right. Sir Ralph Milbanke, Elizabeth’s father, stands beside her, along with her brother John Milbanke. The engraving was executed by Macbeth Raeburn R.A. – signed by him – printed and hand coloured by Henry Graves and Co. Royal Print Sellers.
Width: 37.5″ / 95 cms
Height: 30″ / 76 cms