Richard Brydges Beechey

1808-1895 Anglo Irish-Marine Art

 

Brief Biography-Richard Brydges Beechey was the son of the portraitist Sir William Beechey. His mother, Lady Beechey, also an artist, was a miniaturist. His career in the British Navy, which led to him being an Admiral, also honed his talents to marine painting. His paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy London and the Society of British Artists.
Whilst working on the River Shannon as a surveyor he exhibited paintings at the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin, where he was made an honorary member. He spent most of his life in Dublin when not at sea and at the age of 79 he moved to Plymouth. He died in Southsea at the age of 87. His work is mainly noted for maritime subjects.

 

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Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Kingstown Harbour

Royal Mail Entering Kingstown Harblour

Schooner And Cutter

Schooner And Cutter Yacht Rounding A Buoy

Pilot Cutter

Pilot Cutter Racing to a Ship

Muckross Lake

Muckross Lake

Bray Head

Bray Head from Dalkey

Kingstown

Kingstown

Kingstown Harbour

Kingstown Harbour View from the Royal Saint George

Markham's camp

Captain Markham's Most Northerly Encampment

Battle of the Nile

Battle of the Nile

Battle of Sao Vicente

Battle of Sao Vicente

Royal Yacht

Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

HMS Orpheus

HMS Orpheus

Slea Head

Slea Head

HMS Erebus

HMS Erebus Passing Through Bergs