AFTER GALES OF JANUARY,
OIL ON BOARD 20th Cent.
Oil on canvas 20th Century
Signed Jerome Howes LRUnframed 23 1/2″ L x 11 1/2″
Framed 28 3/4″ x 16 3/4″We Believe Jerome Howes to be One of the Great
Marine Artists of the 20th CenturyPresented is a contemporary oil painting in the classic marine style of the 19th
Century. It is of four ships returning to Liverpool, England that were damaged in a series of gales that struck in January,
1866. First in line after Pilot Boat “8” is RMS Athenium. Next is the Barque Richard Cobden, then the Barque Lord Dufferin,
and finally the Coaster Persia. The pilot boat in the foreground is a gaff headed schooner under shortened canvas. All the
ships are heeling to leeward and shows the wind is still blowing.
The sky is bluish grey with many dark clouds. A truly breath
taking work done in the style of the 1800’s. On the lower right, it is signed Jerome Howes. A old style wood and gilded frame
is included. The condition of the painting is excellent and should be considered a recent work done in the style of the period
by a maritime artist of growing renown.