'' Ship in Distress ''
Oil on canvas
19.5 x 14 in (50 x 35 cm) frame approx
16 x 10 in (40 x 25 cm) painting approx
A fine oil on canvas by the important Neopolitan artist Antonio De Simone, who has 10 paintings in the collection of the National Maritime Museum, London. The work depicts a three masted sailing ship in rough seas and is very atmospheric. Signed and dated 1891 lower right.
In excellent condition on lined canvas, with no sign of damage or restoration. Very clean, presented in a gilt frame and ready to hang.
Antonio De Simone was a marine painter from Naples who specialised in ship 'portraits' in the late 19th century. His output does not appear to have been very high and little is known about his life. His work, however, was of a fine quality and is often sold at the leading auction houses when it comes to market. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London owns 10 paintings by De Simone, testament to the quality and importance of the artist.
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