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3-Masted Steam Frigate,, Charles Taylor Junior

 t. 01935 814465  e.

John Brett, ARA (1830-1902)

He was a London painter of coastal scenes & landscapes. He attracted the attention of Ruskin with "The Stonebreaker" at the Royal Academy in 1858. Encouraged by Ruskin, he visited Northern Italy & painted "The Val d'Aosta" which he exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1859. Ruskin devoted several pages of his Acadeny Notes for that year to praising the picture.

Under Ruskin's influence, Brett's style developed away from his earlier Pre-Raphaelitism, towards subjects of geological & botanical interest.

He exhibited at the RA for forty years.

Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex

Belle Tout Lighthouse, Beachy Head, East Sussex

Oil on board

7¾" x 11½"



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