Théodore Gudin, Loss of East Indiaman Kent 01 Classic Works of Art, Marine Paintings – With Footnotes, #120

héodore Gudin (1802–1880)

Théodore Gudin,  (1802–1880)

Loss of East Indiaman Kent, c. 1828

Oil on canvas

Height: 259 cm (101.9 in); Width: 417.5 cm (13.6 ft)

Musée national de la Marine, Paris

The Kent was an East Indiaman, a vessel sailing for the British East India Company, and launched in 1820. She completed two voyages to Bombay and China for the Company and was on her third voyage, to Bengal and China, when a fire in the Bay of Biscay destroyed her. Her captain for all three voyages was Henry Cobb. More on the The Kent

Jean Antoine Théodore Gudin (15 August 1802 – 11 April 1880) was a French painter of the 19th century, born in Paris.

He especially painted navy scenes, and was a pupil of Girodet-Trioson. Gudin was one of the first Peintres de la Marine, at the court of Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III.

Gudin died at Boulogne-sur-Seine in 1880. His daughter Henriette Gudin also became a marine painter. More on Jean Antoine Théodore Gudin

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I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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