Size: 40 x 45 cm Each
- Thornley was a member of the Royal Society of British Painters, working mainly in oil and specialising in Seascapes.
- His works are beautifully detailed and show a masterful understanding of moods of both weather and the sea.
- They are put together with fine detail and great artistic merit, often being painted in pairs.
- He lived in London where he exhibited widely at many of the foremost venues of the day, including the Royal Academy, Suffolk Street, the Walker Art Gallery, the Manchester Art Gallery and many others.
- He also exhibited at the Salon of French Artists where he won prizes for his work.
- Consequently, his marine works have always been popular when they appear on the art market.
- Whilst the family name was Thornbery, for an unknown reason he often varied his signature to Charles or William Thornley, as well as variations on Thornberry.
- Popular marine paintings like these examples do well at auction and sometimes exceed retail prices