Framed watercolour painting of fishing boats at sea, titled ‘Shortening Sail’. Signed by the artist, Frederick James Aldridge in the lower right corner. The painting is finished with a classic thin champagne frame and 99% UV resistant glass.
Frederick James Aldridge was born in Worthing, Sussex in 1850. He was a British painter in oils and watercolourist, known for painting marine scenes. Aldridge did not take up painting until he was twenty years old. He lived and worked in Worthing, where he had a gallery shop. He signed his works ‘F J Aldridge’.
He attended Cowes Week many times over a period of around fifty-years. Three of his works were exhibited at the Royal Academy and twelve at the Suffolk Street Galleries. His painting of the harbour at Littlehampton is in the collection of Littlehampton Museum.
Failing eyesight forced him to stop painting in 1927. He later died in 1933, aged 83.
Three of his works were exhibited at the Royal Academy and twelve at the Suffolk Street Galleries.
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