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    John Falcone Slater (British, 1857-1940)

    Raging Sea
    Oil on panel
    Signed to the lower right J.F.Slater, 1911
    26 x 35-1/2 inches (66.0 x 90.2 cm)

    John Falconer Slater was well-known for his marine and landscape art in his native England. He was originally a bookkeeper at his father's corn mill before traveling to South Africa and the diamond fields where he set up a shop. He returned to Tyneside, England to be a professional artist and produced a body of work that resulted in exhibitions at Liverpool, Manchester, in Scotland and even at the Royal Academy.

    In his Raging Sea, Slater uses his heavy brush work to craft a stormy ocean, probably the North Sea, with its myriad colors and gloomy horizon. The picture is full of energy and motion and makes good use of paint in creating the effects, something Slater wrote about in the press and in his own publication in England. In a carved wooden frame with slight damage to the bottom left corner of the frame, the painting is in excellent condition, a fine example of this prolific British artist's work.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
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