John Brett was an English painter of landscape and coastal scenes. The minute detailing of nature evinced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the writings on art and nature by John Ruskin were of great significance for the development of Brett's art.
From the 1870s onwards he devoted much of his time to painting the sea and the coast of the British Isles, including the many faces and colours of Cornwall.
Painting during long family holidays, he left over 200 known views of the Cornish coastline from Fowey in the east to Bude in the north. In thirty years, he recorded its varied beauties, revelling in the diverse moods of sea and sky, the golden sands and the majesty and grandeur of the Cornish cliffs.
Oil on canvas -
Size: 17ins x 23ins -