Alma Burlton Cull (1880-1931)
Summer Mist off Lee-on-the-Solent
Framed and glazed
Overall size including frame: 49.9 x 66 cm
Cull was an accomplished marine painter and his work bears comparison with that of his contemporary WL Wyllie, though Cull was less prolific and his work is scarce today. He is noted for particularly good handling of seas and skies. In retirement Cull lived on Marine Parade in Lee-on-the-Solent, where his widow continued to live after his death. Unfortunately his unsold works were stored in his studio in Old Portsmouth and many were lost during an air-raid in 1940.
Cull painted mostly in watercolour, though a few oil paintings are known. He exhibited widely between the years 1906 and 1927 mainly at the Alpine Club Gallery, but also at the Royal Academy and elsewhere. King Edward VII was one of many prominent people to commission paintings by him.