A Man-o'-War in a Rough Sea

Peter Monamy (London 1681 - Westminster 1749)
National Trust Inventory Number 932372

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1700 - 1749
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 965 x 1232 mm
Place of origin
Collection Dunham Massey, Cheshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, North West, National Trust

In this painting by the marine artist, Peter Monamy, a large naval ship attempts to turn away from an oncoming storm. The light which shines across the ship from the massive storm clouds in the sky on the left fill the scene with a sense of the awesomeness of nature. Monamy's marine paintings depict real ships, but rarely record actual events. He often based his compositions on those of earlier artists.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Man-o'-War in a Rough Sea by Peter Monamy (London 1681 - Westminster 1749), signed on the war-engulfed boat at the left: P. Monamy / pinxt . [The signature is not wholly convincing; it may have been overwritten.] A British Man-o-War and a wreck in a rough sea.


From the collection of Canon Theobald, father-in-law of the 9th Earl of Stamford; bequeathed to the National Trust with the house, estate and all the contents of Dunham Massey by Roger Grey, 10th Earl of Stamford (1896 - 1976)

Marks and inscriptions

P Monamy Pinxt (signed)

Makers and roles

Peter Monamy (London 1681 - Westminster 1749), artist

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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
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Periods 18th century (87812)
Maker Peter Monamy (London 1681 - Westminster 1749) (11)
Object Type Oil painting (14421)

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