Charles Brooking

1723-1759 England-Baroque

 

Brief Biography- Charles Brooking was from Deptford in South East London. His father Charles was a painter who worked in Greenwich Hospital, although it is said Charles junior was largely self taught. His prime source of influence was from Dutch artists such as Willem van de Velde the Younger. His break in the art world was when Taylor White a Fellow of the Royal Society and patron of the arts commissioned a work for the Foundling Hospital. He subsequently became one of England's leading maritime painters. Amongst his students was the French marine artist Dominic Serres.

 

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A Cutter in a
Strong Breeze

A Cutter in a Strong Breeze

A Dutch
Beach Scene

A Dutch Beach Scene

Lugger and a Smack
in Light Airs

A Lugger and a Smack in Light Airs

Smack Under Sail
in a Light Breeze

A Smack Under Sail in a Light Breeze in a River

Two-Decker on Fire
at Night off a Fort

A Two-Decker on Fire at Night off a Fort

English Flagship
Under Easy Sail

An English Flagship Under Easy Sail in a Moderate Breeze

Cutter Close Hauled
in a Fresh Breeze

Cutter Close Hauled in a Fresh Breeze

Ships Running
before a Gale

English Ships Running before a Gale

English Ships
Under Sail

English Ships Under Sail in a Very Light Breeze

Fishing Boats
in a Calm Sea

Fishing Boats in a Calm Sea

Ship on Fire
at Night

Ship on Fire at Night

Ship Wrecked on
a Rocky Coast

Ship Wrecked on a Rocky Coast

Shipping in the
English Channel

Shipping in the English Channel

The Capture of the
Marquis d'Antin

The Capture of the Marquis d'Antin and the Louis Erasme

The Coast near
Scheveningen

The Coast near Scheveningen

A Naval
Snow

A Naval Snow

A Royal Yacht
Firing a Salute

A Royal Yacht Firing a Salute

East Indiamen
in a Gale

East Indiamen in a Gale

Shipping
in a Calm

Shipping in a Calm

The Capture of
a French Ship

The Capture of a French Ship by Royal Family Privateers