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Arthur Sheldon Phillips (1914-2001) pen and ink shipyard scene

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    Posted 5 years ago

    IanBrighton
    (573 items)

    This was a snap purchase in our local Sunday carboot. Arthur Sheldon Phillips was a renowned naval water colourist. This shipyard scene in own and ink is late work and shows a naval scene thought to be Newport Docks, South Wales, UK.
    His signature is at bottom right.
    35x44cm.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Sure looks neat & clean. Not like any boatyards I have seen here in SXM.
    2. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      I suspect it is a naval dockyard, or more of a national port.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Working on wooden hull coasters ?
    4. eye4beauty eye4beauty, 5 years ago
      OMGosh !!!!!!!
    5. Lustrousstone Lustrousstone, 5 years ago
      More likely to be Scarborough where the boat was registered. One website claims he was an expert on the East Cost fleet...
    6. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      You might be right, Lustrousone. I am just saying what was reported to me. Interesting. Thanks.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      "SH" is for that area ? I was thinking Germany but my quick search failed.
    8. verretcheque verretcheque, 5 years ago
      http://www.padstow-harbour.co.uk/fishing_boat_reg_codes.pdf

      As Christine rightly says, Scarborough for the boat registration.
    9. verretcheque verretcheque, 5 years ago
      Newport (Gwent) boats would show the letters NT. Not sure an in-shore Scarborough trawler would have done the round-trip for maintenance so far from home.
      M
    10. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      I think everything you have written is correct.
    11. IanBrighton IanBrighton, 5 years ago
      Maybe the seller was mistaken. It bears a Frodsham (Cheshire) dealer label, not that that means much.

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