Sir Oswald Walters Brierly

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Sir Oswald Walters Brierly

Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 14, 1894 (76-77)
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brierly
Husband of Sarah Brierly and Louise Marie Brierly
Father of Emma Brierly; Keppel Brierly; Sarah Brierly; Louise Marie Elizabeth Lucas and Alwin Huard Brierly

Occupation: Marine painter to Queen Victoria
Managed by: Tommaso Valarani
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About Sir Oswald Walters Brierly

he contributed about two hundred water-colours to the society's exhibitions. These were in part founded on his early experiences of travel. His visits to Venice in 1874 and 1882 also supplied him materials for many of his most elaborate pictures; but the most characteristic subjects of his later period were historical. The first of these was 'The Retreat of the Spanish Armada' (Royal Academy, 1871). This was followed by 'Drake taking the Capitana to Torbay' (Royal Water-colour Society, 1872), and many other subjects from the history of the Spanish Armada and other stirring incidents of the Elizabethan age.

One of the most successful of these was 'The Loss of the Revenge' (1877), which was engraved for the Art Union of London. 'The Sailing of the Armada' (1879) and 'The Decisive Battle off Gravelines' (1881) were etched by Mr. David Law in 1882. Brierly was appointed marine painter to her Majesty, on the death of John Christian Schetky in 1874. He became marine painter to the Royal Yacht Squadron at the same time. In 1880, he was elected a full member of the Royal Water-colour Society. In 1881, he was appointed curator of the Painted Hall at Greenwich, and he received the honour of knighthood in 1885. He died in London on 14 December 1894.

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Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
December 14, 1894
Age 77
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom