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Sailing, Storm Bay, Tasmania

Date: before 1925
Overall: 296 x 451 mm, 3.4 kg
Medium: Oil paint, wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00008553
Place Manufactured:Australia
Related Place:Storm Bay,

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    This untitled painting, known as 'Sailing, Storm Bay, Tasmania', shows Cape Pillar in the background and is attributed to Haughton Forrest.
    The date of the painting is unknown but it would have been sometime between 1876 when Forrest arrived in Tasmainia and 1925 when he died in Hobart.

    SignificanceHaughton Forrest is one of Australia's foremost maritime artists. He was born in England in 1826 and settled in Tasmania in 1876. He painted ambitious oils of Tasmanian shipping, yachting and the local scenery. Originally an amateur artist he began exhibiting and selling his work in Tasmania .
    HistoryHaughton Forrest was born in 1826 and settled in Tasmania in 1876. After five years in south west Tasmania, he and his family moved to Hobart where he focused primarily on his painting.
    He specialised in maritime scenes, spectacular landscapes and was prolific in his output.
    In 1882 he teamed up with photographer John Watt Beattie, copying Beattie's photographs in oil. Forrest rarely travelled whereas Beattie ventured into the rugged areas of the south-west and over to western Tasmania with his camera. Beattie’s photography was a perfect facilitator for Forrest's finely detailed oil paintings and the men enjoyed a productive 38 year business partnership.
    Haughton Forrest died in 1925 at Hobart.
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