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Carter’s work shows influences of both J M Turner and Peter De Wint, an artist whose works he collected. Turner’s somewhat impressionistic technique used to convey the power and force of nature along with the play of light on the sea and subject matter is regularly seen in Carter’s work as is the characteristic colour palette of De Wint.
The watercolour in a contemporary rococo and gilt frame.
Frame Height 21.23” (64cm) Width 26.5” (67cm)
English, circa 1850 - 1860
Born in Bermondsey, South London, Carter having originally served with the British East India Company out of Plymouth. Whilst living there, he exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts between 1827 and 1830, also showing works at the British Institution and the Society of British Artists. Moving to Yorkshire in 1830, he met and married his cousin Eliza, settling in Scarborough as a drawing master. His works are represented in a variety of galleries including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Hull Maritime Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery.
This painting closely resembles another working of the same subject by the artist, with an inscription stating that it is ‘the approach to Robin Hood;s Bay from the Whitby Road, afternoon, 1856.