Marine oil by Gribble
1242/16: BERNARD GRIBBLE: A good marine OIL PAINTING on BOARD, typical of this accomplished and well-regarded British artist. Entitled (to a label on the reverse): "British Brig chasing Algerian Corsairs" this interesting painting is in good condition and with its original frame. 27ins x 21ins including the frame 68.5 x 53cms) *Bernard Gribble was born in Chelsea in 1872 and lived much of life in Poole, Dorset. He painted some landscapes and portraits but he is best known for his maritime scenes. It was once suggested that he had "...painted almost every historical event that took place on water...". He exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon. His work was widely sought-after and Franklin Roosevelt was one of many celebrity owners. He died in 1962.
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