Clark, William of Greenock (1803-1883): An Early American Steamer, signed and dated 1856, oil on canvas, 37 x 55 cms. Presented by De Pass, Alfred A.
About the frame
Nineteenth-century English ogee frame, veneered in bird's eye maple. Supplied by Paul Mitchell Ltd.
About the Artist
William Clarke was one of Scotland's finest painters of ship portraits. He was born in Greenock, near Glasgow, and lived and worked there his entire life from a studio in William Street. Many of commissions were received from the owners of the early steam ships which operated from the River Clyde.