Nocturn: A Ship and a Tug Boat will be featured as one of the images in our forthcoming on line exhibition: Hidden Gems, Season Two: Nocturns
Charles Pears was a renowned British Painter, and the first elected President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. During World War I he was an Official War Artist for the Admiralty; a position he repeated during World War Il where he established a reputation as one of the finest marine painters with his strong sense of design and technical ability. In addition to his presidency at the RSMA, Pears was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. His works are held in the collections of the London Transport Museum, the National Museum of Wales, the National Maritime Museum, the Imperial War Museum, and the Tate.
In both composition and mood, this work shares similarities with Pears’ Moonlight Barque, c. 1937, in the collection of the Usher Gallery, Lincoln.