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EDWARD BRIAN SEAGO
(British 1910 - 1974 )
 
A Windy Day, Lisbon Harbour
Oil on canvas
18" x 24" (45.72 x 60.96cm.)
Signed lower left; titled on label verso
 
Provenance:
P.& D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London
 

The following notation is on the back of the frame: 3. "A Windy Day; Lisbon Harbour". This is just a shipping scene of the Tagus from a point near Black Horse Square. The sailing boats in the foreground are Frigattas - a type of craft only used on the Tagus.

 

Edward Seago made his first visit to Portugal in 1953, which was a prelude to a series of pictures of the four-masted schooners anchored in the mouth of the Tagus river. In James W. Reid's book: Edward Seago: The Landscape Art, 1991, Seago is noted as writing "It is my love of sailing ships which draws me to Portugal in the early spring. In the yellow-grey waters of the Tagus there assembles a fleet of four-masted schooners...manned by weatherbeaten Portuguese fishermen...Where else in the world can you see, not one, but a couple of dozen such ships ready to put to sea?"

 
Sold for: $ 46800
Auction: 2012 - Important Canadian & International Works of Art - June 24, 2012

 

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