HENRY EDWIN TOZER
“Oyster Smack off the Coast at Whitstable” Watercolour (SOLD)
This painting used to hang in the Saloon of “The Eagle” Passenger Steamer depicted on the far right. The ship ran a daily service from Tower Bridge to Margate. Traces of the original backing labels have been retained and laid to the reverse of the new framing from Kennetts Fine Art. A choppy sea and a menacing storm brewing from the east, a fishing smack out of Whitstable, pitching and rolling dramatically, this is a classic example of a maritime watercolour. It is signed and dated 1885. Tozer exhibited from 1889 to 1892 at the RA and Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham.