Anchor Ashore, Barclay Henry (Scottish, 1869-1946)


A 1905 Seascape by Scottish Marine artist Barclay Henry (1869-1946). The painting is typical of the subject and style of the artist who set sail at the tender age of 12 years old upon the HMS Worcester. This early seafaring adventure must have left a lasting impression, as he went on to spend the rest of his life painting nautical scenes of coastal Scotland.

Many of his paintings depicting coastal boats and fishermen have titles such as The Crabbers Boat, Tending the Creels, Checking the Nets, Unloading the Pots, The Home Shore, On the Coast.

The painting came to us untitled, so in the spirit of the artist’s previous titles, we have named the painting “Anchor Ashore”. The aquamarine brushstrokes evoke the mood, movement and varying depths of the sea.

Born in the 19th Century shipbuilding town of Dumbarton Scotland, Barclay Henry aged only 12 years old, served under his uncle on the HMS Worcester. Upon his return from sea, he studied at Bonnington Park Academy, and Madras College St Andrews, which is located in the coastal region of Fife.

He went on to become an accomplished artist and is known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy, his first submission being ‘The Flowing Tide’. Barclay Henry painted his beloved coastal scenes up until his death in 1946.

Oil on canvas laid on board, signed & dated lower left Barclay Henry 1903/5 (indistinct if its 3 0r 5).

Professionally cleaned & ready to hang. The painting sits in a later simple wooden frame.

Measures including frame: 42cm high, 65cm wide, 3.5cm deep.

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Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 45 × 5 × 65 cm

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