Shipping in a Breeze, with a Cutter close-hauled in the foreground

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Brooking's success dated from 1754, when he presented a huge sea piece to the Foundling Hospital in London and was elected a Governor and Guardian. He specialised in marine paintings, revealing in his detailed depictions his intimate knowledge of all aspects of ships and maritime life. His works are difficult to date but this example may be comparatively early.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



Shipping in a Breeze, with a Cutter close-hauled in the foreground


oil on canvas


H 61.5 x W 147.5 cm

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Presented by Miss Norah M. Turner, 1975 On loan.

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