Admiral Sir Charles Burrard, Boat in Choppy Waters - Early 19th-century drawing

An original early 19th-century graphite drawing, Admiral Sir Charles Burrard Boat in Choppy Waters off Hampshire Coast.

This fine sketch is by Admiral Sir Charles Burrard, 2nd and last Baronet of Lymington (1793-1870). Member of the important Burrard family of Lymington, Hampshire, Charles had an illustrious Naval career, involved in numerous actions. He retired from the Navy around 1825, settling in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, where he became a prolific artist. This scene is likely off the Hampshire coast.

Charles's cousin was the poet Caroline Anne Bowles (who married Poet Laureate Robert Southey) – by whom we also have watercolours for sale, from the same collection.

On laid paper with partial coronet watermark.

Inscribed with artist name lower right on backing paper.
Some minor foxing as shown.
14.6cm x 18.6cm.

This picture forms part of a fascinating collection of largely early 19th-century works we have for sale connected with the important Burrard family of Lymington. Taken as a whole, the collection tells of the family’s artistic talents, including that of artist and seaman Admiral Sir Charles Burrard; Laura Burrard, whose drawings are in the National History Museum; and poet Caroline Anne Bowles, future wife of Poet Laureate Robert Southey. They picture the places in Hampshire where the family grew up and which remained significant to the Burrards through the 19th century, along with Naval subjects, evidencing the importance of Naval achievement in the family’s history. In addition, there are some unusual subjects relating to New World exploration, forming a fascinating record of contemporary interest in this amongst the English ruling classes at this time.

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Product code: JK-300

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