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George F. Gregory

'Ship Portrait : Man o War' Watercolour, cm.

Ship Portrait : Man o War

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George F. Gregory 1815 - 1885

Born in England, he began his working life as a draughtsman with the Thames Iron Works.

He set sail for Australia in 1848 at the time of the 1848 gold rush.

By 1854 he had established himself as a specialist marine painter in Melbourne. His style has a tendency to the naive which gives his work a considerable charm.

It would seem he was reasonably successful as a good number of his works survive in both private and public collections.

The Peabody Museum of Salem holds three examples of his work.