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    JOHN STOBART (British, 1852-1852)
    Taciturn in the Houston Channel, with the Battleship Texas.
    Oil on canvas
    24 x 36 inches (61.0 x 91.4 cm)
    Signed lower left: Stobart

    Taciturn in the Houston Channel, with the Battleship Texas was created as part of a series John Stobart did for Harrison Line. This painting has special significance to Texas collectors because of its location. The Harrison Line ship is shown next to the Battleship Texas with the San Jacinto monument rising in the background. Visible on the left side of the painting, the Battleship Texas was, in 1948, the first battleship memorial museum. The monument that stands behind the ships marks the battleground where the Battle of San Jacinto was fought and the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico.

    Stobart is considered to be among the most admired maritime painters of the twentieth century. Born in 1929, he grew up in Leicester, England. He enrolled in the Derby College of Art. Later he moved to London after winning a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy Schools. Following graduation in 1950, he embarked on a voyage to South Africa. Inspired by the sailing vessels and exotic ports he sketched on this trip, Stobart realized that paintings of new ships would be very marketable to ship owners and shipping corporations. This strategy earned him great success. In 1957, after becoming disillusioned with class prejudice in London, he immigrated to Canada and continued to paint at ports around the world.




    Condition Report*: Scattered areas of inpainting in sky region, most notable 3 x 1.5" area; visible craquelure throughout; otherwise in good condition. Framed.
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    November, 2010
    20th Saturday
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