Ships Sailing Storm Waters Along The Coast An Oil Painting Signed by George Robert Bonfield, an English artist who lived between 1805 and 1898.
This maritime painting is oil on canvas, signed in the lower middle which was very hard to photograph.
It is the original unlined canvas and stretcher in excellent condition measuring 23" x 17".
In the frame this landscape is 30" x 24" and has a depth of 3.5".
Born in Portsmouth, England, George Bonfield arrived in Philadelphia in 1816 and there learned stone carving from a stone master working on the New Jersey estate of Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napolean.
He was also exposed to European art, and successfully copied Old Masters.
In 1820, Bonfield enrolled in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and studied with Thomas Vest.
He became prominent in Philadelphia cultural life.
He did some landscapes, but primarily he was a marine artist of scenes along the Delaware River and Atlantic Coast.
His work was popular in the 1840s and 1850s, and many of his collectors were wealthy people invested in shipping activities.