British School c.1800 – Inverary, Scotland


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Pencil and watercolour on white wove paper. Inscribed verso; Inverary – from my own sketch. A separate inscription written in pencil by a different hand, reads, by J. Farrington from Miss Tyrwhitt’s collection. Presented in a new mount. Provenance: Ex. The Tyrwhitt Collection. Gerald M. Norman Gallery, 8 Duke Street. St. James’s, London.

Sheet: 8 3/4 x 15 3/8 in. (20.2 x 39 cm.)
Mount: 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 in. (36.8 x 54.1 cm.)


The scene depicts a party of men rowing towards moored boats on Loch Fyn at Inverary in Scotland. Array Bridge lies at the foot of Duniquoich Hill with the 18th century watchtower silhouetted against the sky. The boats are meticulously depicted, with careful attention to detail, characteristic of the marine artist, John Christian Schetky (Scottish, 1778-1874). The picture had previously been attributed to Joseph Farrington, although we feel his style of his work does not conform with this painting. The location was also popular with other British artists including J.M.W Turner, Copley Fielding, and Hugh Grecian Williams.


Unidentified / Unknown Artist