Fresh Sea Breezes. Charles Parsons Knight, 1829-1897. 1860. Oil on canvas; monogrammed and dated 1862 verso 14 x 18 inches Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1860, no. 276. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Commentary by the Maas Gallery

When this picture was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1860 it was well reviewed (The Atlas, 26 May 1860): ‘A simple little work, evidently by one who has sat watching the white sea gulls on the cliffs and the clouds as they rise over the blue waves in the horizon — those simple beauties of the coast, which are very forcibly suggested by the picture’, and the Royal Academy Review of 1860, p 31, identified the scene ‘probably a view of the Channel Islands Herme and Jetou [sic] taken from the island of Sark.’

The Maas Gallery, 15a Clifford Street, London W1S 4JZ has most generously given its permission to use in the Victorian Web information, images, and text from its catalogues, and this generosity has led to the creation of many valuable documents on painting and drawing. The copyright on text and images from their catalogues remains, of course, with the Gallery. Readers should consult their website to obtain information about recent exhibitions and to order their catalogues.— George P. Landow

Related material

Last modified 21 April 2020