conference paper: january 2004
conference paper: january 2005

monamy explained

article 1981
1. heritage

2. rise
3. decline
peter monamy cornwall
descendants in usa
british art history 1
monamy family background
monamy tree
some monamy descendants
random additions
title page
site introduction       article 1983
chronology & authenticity: introduction
1704-1720   1720-1731  1731-1739   1740-1749
picture dated 1720
expanded commentary
1704-1720   1720-1731  1731-1739   1740-1749
monamy in guernsey: by graham guille
additional linked guernsey notes
guernsey genealogy update: january 2008
monamy family timeline 1680-1754
sir charlton & lady violet muriel monamy harrison

pre 1681

post 1749
eusebius cornwall
george cornwall
australia, new zealand
british art history 2
walpole family background
what's in a name ?
more monamy descendants
random additions

algerine pirates 1, 2
battles: '04, '38, '39 on
britannia & rawleigh
book illustration
breezes: intro
brodrick, thomas
calms: intro
the decorator
deism 1, 2
explanatory rant
error demolition seafarer
foliage in paintings, 1, 2
foundling hospital
fresh breezes
hogarth & monamy
hogarth & monamy 2
hope & glory 1, 2, 3
hope & glory revisited
leemans not monamy
lighthouses 1, 2, 3, 4
london bridge
london transport
monamy & brooking 1, 3
monamy & scott 1, 2, 3
monamy & swaine
monamy & van diest
monmouth v foudroyant
moonlight h&m
night & fire
norie pinchbeck fawkes

Peter Monamy Obituary
NMM biography
picture dated 1720
Country Life:
John Wood, 1959, Matthew Dennison, 2009
A Choice Selection

supplementary index: print based
peter's personal timeline
british painting
burning ships
various london views: scott, nickolls, others
poor fred one   poor fred two   poor fred etc
monamy's ages & manners
e h h archibald
conversations: yet another look

outward bound
painter-stainer's hall 1, 2
patronage power
porto bello
port panoramas 1, 2
the pub sign
racing yachts
rawley & britannia
royal yachts
royal occasions
royal sovereigns
sailor's farewell
sailor's fate
ship portraits
simon du bois
social comment
storm curiosity
sunlight, sunrise
sunlight, sunset
timeline '52, '97, '49
timeline '55: swaine
van de velde 2018
van de velde studio
van de velde the elder
vdv: from greenwich to westminster
vauxhall gardens 1, 2
vauxhall gardens 3, 4
watermen's hall
world trade 1, 2
yacht calms

artistic range 1
admiral george byng
admiral hosier's ghost
admiral philip durell
aesthetics of C18th
analysis of beauty
andrew marvell
andro monamy: smuggler
art & imitation
authentic monamy
the best of monamy
black presence
the bowsprit angle
british painting 1660-1815
brooking: early years
calms, calm bows
calm excellence 1, 2
calm sterns, starboard
castle cornet
charles brooking
chichester catalogue chronology
claude lorrain
clement lempriere
colonel grant
conversation piece 5
conversations compared
the craftsman
the craftsman's joy
dismasted ships
drawings 1, 2, 3, 4
explaining monamy
fakes & fakery
famous masters
forging the nation
fort st george
francis place
francis swaine 1, 2
fluent followers
fugitive notes
hellenism & hebraism
hervey & johnson
hervey & johnson 2
holmes his bonfire
horace his works
isaac sailmaker 1, 2, 3
irish connections
jacob knyff
leafy marines
line of beauty
lisbon 1, lisbon 2
london bridge
louisbourg 1745
louisbourg 1758
marine painters

yacht calm: largish
fly away
artistic range 2

Prints Index
prints: introduction
ten prints by canot after monamy
canot's eleventh print: shipwrack
four prints in vauxhall gardens
the princesa: print and oils
small print set after monamy & v d velde
strong gale or squall
the all-purpose storm
two more prints after monamy
mezzotints after monamy
moonlight monamy mezzotint
small print set after swaine
monamy pinxt swaine delint
large prints after swaine: monamy manner
other prints after swaine
later battle prints after swaine
prints after baston
kirkall mezzotints after "vanderveld"
mezzotints by sympson jnr
other prints after van de velde
prints after other painters
various moonlight prints: van bosman, weirotter
sayer's prints       sayer's catalogue 1775
skelt's views
englische schiffe: german prints

conversation one     conversation two
another conversation piece
the craftsman
david garrick
durell & de sausmarez
exceptional marines
film stills from sea films
hogarth's stockholm
howlers & bloomers     extra errors
large & beautiful seapiece: south foreland
st botolph's without aldgate
thomas brodrick
mr thomas walker   &   his neighbourhood
john wood article       m.w.knott article
Sighs of Despair
à bout de souffle 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19,
20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29,
30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36,
Another Look at this Picture

jeremiad: 30s      focus on swaine: 18 plus
monamy & lomazzo
gravesend --- tilbury
addenda: porto bello; mcdonald "monamy"
the royal escape
monamy's house
monamy: an explanation
monamy swaine
savage ruskin
scott walpole canaletto a.n.other
colonel grant
politics & religion & art

mcdonald monamy 1, 2
monamy anomalies
monamy problems
monamy & theatre
monamy & turner 1, 2
monamy & van de velde
novel, experimental
nottingham v mars
other famous masters
painter and patron
painting sources
palais de petersens
paper war
phlegmatic performances
a picture factory ?
portchester ?
porto bello tiles
popery & painting
princesa capture
princesa ballad
prints & oils
private display
provenance of marine paintings etc
public display
royal cork yacht club
sampson gideon
savannah 1735
scott & monamy
semi-biography by Marr
ship models
sky, water, clouds
slavish imitations
stoke newington
storms weak & tame
swaine & van de velde
swaine genealogy
thomas baston
thomas doggett
thornhill's painted hall
topography charles I
vale, h & r
vernon & walpole
vertue & walpole
walpole fore & aft
walpole & croker
walpole & macaulay
walpole, sir robert
water & sky
wenzel hollar
westminster topography
whitechapel rumpus
winds: gentle
winds left to right
winds right to left

yacht calm: small
fly away
datable range

byng, kirkall & swaine indexes
ship identifications & battles

kirkall battles
calms & breezes
capital ships
royal sovereign

william, or anne
hope & glory revisited

francis swaine
small print set after swaine
monamy pinxt swaine delint
large prints after swaine: monamy manner
other prints after swaine
later battle prints after swaine
swaine's moonlight battle
timeline '55: swaine
swaine & van de velde
swaine & monamy, not van de velde
monamy & brooking & south foreland & the downs

byng's battles
gibraltar 1704
barcelona 1706
alicante 1706
dunkirk 1708
cape passaro 1718

assorted sterns
battle list pre 1704
biographical tiles
the navy's here

porto bello 1739 & louisbourg 1745

type a

porto bello main page
porto bello monamy type a: three paintings
porto bello monamy type b: three paintings
porto bello monamy type a details
porto bello map & print sources
porto bello picture tiles
louisbourg painting sources
louisbourg picture tiles
scott porto bello type a: one painting
scott porto bello type b: one painting
porto bello public house sign
vauxhall gardens porto bello
topographical image sources

type b


Conference Paper Abstract 1: January 2004

Early 18th Century Marine Painting
and the emergence of the English School

This paper will centre on an analysis of a neglected conversation piece, circa 1730, entitled "Monamy the Painter showing a Sea-piece to Mr Walker". After a discussion of the composition and significance of the picture, the topics touched on will include the place of marine painting in English art, the relationship between the painter and the connoisseur, the local recognition of sea power and maritime trade, the political and social divisions in the London of the 1720s and 1730s and their impact on the market for domestic art. Most general accounts of C18th English art tend to dismiss marine painting, and this conversation piece has been almost totally ignored. The paper will conclude with a summary of the influences on Monamy, his contemporary standing, and the legacy of his works.

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Conference Paper Abstract 2: January 2005

Peter Monamy
Reputation & Reality

E.G.Stanley, sometime editor inter alia of Notes & Queries, once remarked that "In one view ... the history of scholarship is a history of error". The life and oeuvre of the marine painter Peter Monamy, 1681-1749, have been cloaked in greater error, perhaps, than any other noteworthy 18th century artist. At the same time, it would be incorrect to describe the attention he has attracted as scholarly. This paper sets out to trace his reputation in art-historical comment over the last 250 years: at first laudatory, then passing through a period of ignorance and uncertainty in the first half of the 19th century, into the positively defamatory remarks of the last 100 years. An attempt will be made to illustrate the effect of this progressive distortion, by commenting on one painting now hanging in the National Maritime Museum. The paper will incorporate an analysis of how and why these errors have arisen, and some contrast will be made with the reality of Monamy's output. It is hoped that this approach may shed some incidental light on the intrinsic character of the 18th century school of English painting.

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