Gouache, laid on paper support. Signed J.FANNEN, dated 1880.
Image size: 250mm x 393mm.
Generally good condition, slight scuff to surface amidships.
John Fairbairn Fannen (1847-1904) was a seascape painter who enjoyed painting all types of vessels, but particularly small sailing vessels. He worked mainly in oil but also in watercolour and gouache. This is a rather beautiful and graceful depiction of a fishing boat once common in the Channel seas.