Samuel Walters (English, 1811-82) Yachts Racing, Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated ‘Walters 1832’. Samuel Walters (English, 1811-82) was the son of the marine painter, Miles Walters (1774-1849). He commenced working in a studio in his father’s picture framing premises in Liverpool. In 1845 he travelled with his family to London but did not remain there long and returned to Liverpool. Owing to the great increase in maritime business in his native city, there was great demand from ship owners for his paintings. Besides painting ship portraits he also painted coastal views. He exhibited fourteen works at the Royal Academy, three at the British Institution, and thirty-nine at Suffolk Street. Examples of his works can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich; the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and the Peabody Museum of Salem.
Christies maritime expert consultant Michael Naxton identifies the scene as yachting off Cork harbour.
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