English School, Late 18th/Early 19th Century
Pair of Views of Fortified Harbors
Unsigned, one depicting a ship of war with three rows of guns at center, surrounded by other vessels and with an architectural mass to the background; the other depicting a vessel at foreground just off an armed rampart, some of the vessel's crew rowing ashore, and a variety of vessels beyond.
Oil on canvas, 17 x 26 in., in early molded and gilt-gesso frames.
Condition: Relined, repaired tears, retouch to tears, craquelure, and in small spots.
both paintings relined; painting with large ship with three rows of cannon has extensive repaired tears with associated retouch; painting with rampart also with a smaller (though still large) repaired tear and retouch to craquleure. All restoration and conservation is well done.
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