Oil on Canvas
Unframed: 12 x 24
Framed: 20 x 32
Price: 2,150.00 GBP
Broome is thought to have been born and bought up in Ramsgate, Kent. Such was his devotion to the town that he was known as “Broome of Ramsgate”
He painted marine pictures almost exclusively and was known as an artist who recorded many ships in their transition from sail to steam.
He mainly painted in oils and living in the attractive port of Ramsgate he had a never ending supply of boats to paint and coastlines to inspire his compositions.
After the famous wreck of the “Indian Chief” at the Goodwin Sands in which the Ramsgate lifeboat famously rescued the crew; Broome was inspired to paint the epic scene. The painting was a huge success and many prints and oleographs were made of his work. After this many variations followed of this same theme and it appears to have inspired a lifetimes work.
Two of his paintings are in the custom’s house in Lymington and a great many of his images appear in private collections.