Artwork by Frank Bramley, titled “A Hopeless Dawn”

A Hopeless Dawn 1888The title of this painting comes from a passage by John Ruskin, which affirms that Christ is at the helm of every boat. The kneeling woman, comforted by her mother-in-law, realises that her husband is lost at sea, but the open Bible, altar-like table and print on the wall hint at the consolations of religion.

Oil on canvas
support: 1226 x 1676 mm frame: 1595 x 2055 x 145 mm

Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1888