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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Schooner And Cutter
Battle of the Nile
Battle of Sao Vicente