George Mears (British, 1826–1906)
The Royal Yacht at Margate
Signed and dated "G Mears/1887" l.r., identified on labels from Frost & Reed, London, affixed to the stretcher, and from Quester Gallery, Stonington, Connecticut, affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 23 3/4 x 42 in. (60.0 x 106.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, fine craquelure.
Provenance: A Connecticut estate.
N.B. The full title provided on the Frost & Reed label is The Royal Yacht on arrival at Margate on 6th March 1863, with H.R.H. Prince of Wales aboard. George Mears is frequently described as active 1860-1895. The birth and death years referenced above were taken from the listing on www.artuk.org.
Spotted areas of retouch visible under black light, around the frame and some in the center, sky area. each measuring approx 1/2 x 1/2 cm.
Also identified on a presenttion plaque on the frame.
The Frost & Reed stock number is 45119.
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