Spencer, Richard Barnett (active 1840-1874): A Ship of the Line Entering Malta, oil on canvas, 22.9 x 33 cms. Presented by De Pass, Alfred A.
About the frame
A nineteenth-century Continental scotia frame; fillet at top edge; scotia; ogee to sight; finished in matt and burnished water-gilding; supplied by Paul Mitchell Limited.
About the Artist
Very little is known about the artist R. B. Spencer. He is known for his portraits of ships. It is thought that he is the brother of William Barnett Spencer who painted the same subject. Both artists also painted sea battles copied from other artist's engravings in their own style.