A London resident, James exhibited at the RA from 1881-1898. Wood explains (and illustrates) that James as a marine painter was more interested in pure studies of the sea rather than topographical coastal views, and was particularly good at painting waves. Much of his work was painted on the Cornish coast, and his titles reveal this interest.
Sending-in addresses for the artist include Plymouth (1883), Bowden, Devon (1885), Dalston (1886) and London (1892).
Painter of nautical scenes and marine subjects, primarily the sea
works and access
Works include: The Lighthouse at St Ives; Mount's Bay, Cornwall; A North Cornish Breaker; An Atlantic Ross;
Access to work: RCM, Truro: Isles of Scilly (1886), A Summer's Day, Gurnard's Head, Cornwall (1890)
misc further info
Brook-Hart (col pl p5)
Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn and West Cornwall (p332)
Johnson & Greutzner (1975) Dictionary of British Artists
Public Catalogue Foundation (2007) Cornwall & Isles of Scilly: Oil Paintings in Public Collections
Wood (1995) Victorian Painters;