William Barnett Spencer
(1850 - 1880)
William Barnett Spencer was active/lived in United Kingdom. William Spencer is known for marine painting.
Biography William Barnett Spencer
W.B.Spencer was an accomplished ship's portraitist who worked in great Britain during the last half of the nineteenth century. He is believed to be the brother of Richard Barnett Spencer, another accomplished sea painter who worked during the same period. W.B Spencer worked mainly on commission, creating sharply detailed images of sailing vessels for commanders and ship owners alike.
This artist is most noted for portraits of the early iron ships that began to emerge in the 1870s. His paintings of these clipper-like vessels show the excellent eye for deck and rigging detail that was essential for attracting commissions and establishing a reputation as a skilled ship painter. Spencer's compositions usually feature lively backgrounds f
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