The artist was one of the select band represented at the opening exhibition of NAG in 1895, though no sales were recorded until the spring show of 1897 when he exhibited Silvery Sea, and it was sold for the second highest price taken during the exhibition (10 guineas). At the 12th exhibition of NAG (1899) the artist exhibited and sold The Incoming Tide. In 1900 he exhibited Ever shifting Sands, Pentreath Beach, Kennack Sands and an untitled work, and in 1901, Penberth Cove.
By 1897 he gave a Plymouth address, with no further detail. The artist was a fruit merchant, according to his death certificate (Bednar).
works and access
Works include: Kynance Cove (1895); Silvery Sea (1897);
NAG Opening 1895, June 1897 (fetching second highest price in Show); RA
misc further info
Correspondent's image of coastal scene with floundering sailing ship and rescuers working with a winch swung between rocky promontories over a channel. A superb and masterful work. [Painting now in Private Collection in South Africa]
Correspondent (2013) 'I have a J O Nash and written on the back is "No 7 Golden Sunset Perranporth
North Cornwall". It is a beach scene with figures on. It was my father's. There is no date on it.
Graves RA Dictionary 1769-1904
Hardie (1995) 100 Years in Newlyn/Diary;
NAG sales records (archive 'Defining Exhibitions'): [in] Hardie (2009) Artists in Newlyn & West Cornwall
The Year's Art (1902)