Seascape from the 'Umberleigh'

A low viewpoint from the 'Umberleigh'. The painting is documented by waves in a heavy swell with the outline of land in the distance. The eye is on a level with the breaking waves in the foreground. The white crests of the waves contrast with the deep blue appearance of the sea. The breaking waves form the focal point of the image and the artist has emphasized the appearance of the apex of the wave in the centre. Everett sailed in the steamer, 'Umberleigh', from Barry, Wales, to Vancouver, Canada, in December 1933 and returned in March 1934. Everett later observed that, four days out from Barry, they saw the sun every day of the trip as far as the Panama Canal. This meant that there was plenty of colour, light and effects for him to capture in paint. However once they passed through the Canal the weather deteriorated the closer they got to Vancouver. Apart from the oil paintings made on this voyage, Everett also produced 75 watercolours sketches of the Panama Canal. The painting is inscribed 'Um'. See also BHC0170 and BHC0173.

Object Details

ID: BHC0174
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Everett, (Herbert Barnard) John
Date made: 1933-1934; 1933-34
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Bequeathed by the artist 1949.
Measurements: Painting: 225 x 305 mm

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