Oil on board, gilt frame, 16"x24", signed, artists labels verso
Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (1879 - 1957)
Marine artist and editor, born in Bombala, New South Wales, Australia. He studied art in Sydney and St Ives, Cornwall. As well as being art editor of Brassey's Naval and Shipping Annual, Burgess was Australia's official naval artist in 1918. Showed at RI and ROI both of which he was member, RA, RHA, RBA and elsewhere. National Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and several British public collections, including Lincoln and Nuneaton, hold examples. Settled in London, where he was a member of Langham Sketch Club. Malcolm Innes Gallery held a show of Burgess' marine, fishing and ski-ing oils and watercolours in 1996.