Felucca off Gibraltar  1866

by Thomas Chambers

This landscape painting demonstrates Thomas Chambers' fascination with shape and form, particularly in the curves of the sails and boat. Interestingly, the type of boat depicted - the felucca - was a distinctive vessel used only in the Mediterranean. Since Chambers is not known to have travelled there, it is likely that the painting was based on a printed depiction. [br] ...
55.8 x 76.6 cm (21 15/16 x 30 3/16 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington