ARTIST – Arthur James Wetherall Burgess
TITLE – On the Thames
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN – England
YEAR – 20th Century
MEDIUM – Oil on canvas
SIGNED/DATED – Signed lower right: ‘Arthur J.W. Burgess’.
SIZE – 24 inch/61 cm wide; 17.5 inch/44 cm high
FRAMED SIZE – 29 inch/ 73.5 cm wide; 23 inch/ 58 cm high
PRICE (GBP) – 2,750
CONDITION – Very good
ARTHUR JAMES WETHERALL BURGESS (1879-1957)
Burgess was a marine artist, editor and publisher who was born in New South Wales but settled in the UK. He was greatly respected in both jurisdictions: he started to exhibit at the Royal Academy from 1904, and was an illustrator for The Graphic and The Illustrated London News; four of his works are in the collection at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and he is represented in the Royal Collection. He was appointed Australia’s official naval artist in 1918.