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John Warkup Swift (1815-1869)
The Ascension Day Regatta

Medium: Oil on canvas
Size without frame: 17.5" x 31.5"
Size including frame: 23.2" x 27.2"
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Walkup Swift was a respected artist of the North East, painting mainly marine scenes. This is a most unusual example of his work, referring to rowing on the Tyne. Detailed on a label on the reverse as "The Ascension Day Regatta". The Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead hold a very similar work by this artist in their collection. Signed and dated 1866.

The Tyne's first known official boat race was in 1821. The first Ascension Day regatta was in 1830. The later Tyne Regatta was held at the mouth of the river. Regattas helped transform rowing into a suitable hobby for gentlemen. The golden era of rowing on Tyneside was the 1840s to 1880s. Further details at: http://twsitelines.info/SMR/17043

 

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