Duncan, Edward (1803-1882) UK (1)

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DuncanEV.jpgDUNCAN, Edward, a water-colour painter, was born in London in 1803. He was articled to Robert Havell, the aquatint engraver, and was thus afforded frequent opportunities of studying, and occasionally of copying, the works of William Havell.

These developed his taste for drawing and the use of colour, and in 1831 he became a member of the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours, but he afterwards withdrew, and in 1849 was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water- Colours, and a full member in the following year.

He died in London in 1882. His drawings comprise a wide range of subjects, treated with much grace and great truthfulness to nature, but his larger and more important works are chiefly coast scenery, with shipping and craft admirably characterized.

DuncanE1.jpgAmong the best of them are the following :

  • - The Shipwreck. 1859.
  • - The Life-Boat. 1860.
  • - Blue Lights.
  • - Oyster Dredgers — Svransea Bay.
  • - Landiug Fish on the Sands at Whitby.
  • - Fishing Boats making for the Harbour of Boulogne — early morning.

From : Dictionary of painters and engravers, biographical and critical : Bryan, Michael, 1757-1821 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

"The America Schooner"