WILLIAM AYERST INGRAM RBA (BRITISH, 1855 - 1913) Stroll alon...
WILLIAM AYERST INGRAM RBA (BRITISH, 1855 - 1913)
Stroll along with ship's deck
Signed lower right, oil on canvas, in period floral gilt frame, 41cm x 50cm.
Ingram was the son of a Scottish minister. Born in Twickenham, he travelled extensively later, founding the Anglo-Australian Society.
In 1882 he moved to Cornwall establishing friendships with the Newlyn School.
In 1894 he became a founding member of the Falmouth Art Gallery.
His work for the A P. & O. Voyage was described in a review as being 'adroit at capturing the convexity of the sea waves, but fell short in capturing the reality of some of the scenes'. The latter can certainly not be said of this picture with its capture of the bustle of the ship's life above deck.