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Thomas Somerscales

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We can help you to sell Thomas Somerscales paintings with a free valuation. We are interested in purchasing original oil paintings by Thomas Somerscales. Clients in the U.K., Europe, USA and worldwide regularly sell Thomas Somerscales artwork to us. We offer a discreet, reliable service with swift payment avoiding the 50% auction value fees taken between buyer and seller.

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Thomas Somerscales [1842-1927] – Biography

Born in Kingston upon Hull in 1842 Thomas Somerscales was the son  of a shipmaster and his uncle was an amateur painter. He was employed as a teacher in the Royal Navy onboard H.M.S. Cumberland, HMS Zealous and HMS Clio. While traveling he became ill and decided to leave the Royal Navy and live in Chile. Here he taught at the Mackay School in Valparaiso and starting painting professionally. In 1892 he returned to England, over the next thirty-five years he was still better known as an artist in Chile.

What did Thomas Somerscales paint?

Landscapes, marine scenes, clipper ships and sea battles in Chile. Views of Iquique and Valparaiso.

How did Thomas Somerscales sign his works?

Signed work : “T. Somerscales” sometimes with date.

Did he work in other media?

Mainly painted in oils on canvas or board.

Did Thomas Somerscales make prints?

We have not come across any period artist prints.

Where did he sell?

We see gallery labels and provenance from galleries and auctioneers including N.R.Omell, Sothebys, Christies and Bonhams.


He exhibited a number of paintings at the Royal Academy in London.

Related artists : Norman Wilkinson & Charles Dixon

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Thomas Somerscales, Views of Iquique Harbour Chile

Oil on canvas

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Thomas Somerscales, 'Sailing Ship off Chile'

Signed Oil on Canvas