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KENNETH D SHOESMITH MONUMENTAL DRAKES DEFEAT OF SPANISH ARMADA MURAL OIL CANVAS For Sale

KENNETH D SHOESMITH MONUMENTAL DRAKES DEFEAT OF SPANISH ARMADA MURAL OIL CANVAS


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KENNETH D SHOESMITH MONUMENTAL DRAKES DEFEAT OF SPANISH ARMADA MURAL OIL CANVAS:
$8,000

 

WELCOME TO PURSERSLOCKER'S WEEKLY LISTINGS. I SELL A WIDE RANGE OF QUALITY OCEAN LINER AND 20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS, SOME ITEMS COME DIRECT FROM MY COLLECTION, WHILST OTHERS ARE RECENT DISCOVERIES AND ARE FRESH TO THE COLLECTORS MARKET. I REGULARLY TRAVEL AROUND THE COUNTRY AND TO THE US, SO IF THERE IS A SPECIFIC ITEM YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL. LIKEWISE IF YOU HAVE ITEMS THAT YOU FEEL I MAY BE INTERESTED IN PLEASE CONTACT ME, I DO PURCHASE SINGLE ITEMS TO WHOLE COLLECTIONS. I REGULARLY SELL ITEMS OF FURNITURE AND FIXTURES FROM THE GREAT OCEAN LINERS OF YESTERYEAR, INCLUDING OLYMPIC, MAURETANIA AND THE QUEENS SO PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS.

KENNETH DENTON SHOESMITH, MONUMENTAL OIL ON CANVAS WITHIN ORIGINAL FRAME. ONE OF 12 MURALS TELLING THE STORY SIR FRANCIS DRAKE'S DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA OF 1588, 'THE SAN MARTIN CUTS ITS CABLES AND MAKES FOR THE OPEN SEA'.

ORIGINALLY DESIGNED FOR THE FIRST SEA LORD, LORD VESTY FOR HIS DINNING ROOM IN HIS HOME CALLED 'KINGSWOOD', SITUATED IN DULWICH, LONDON. THEY REMAINED HERE UNTIL AFTER WW2 AFTER THE TRAGIC LOSS OF HIS SON DURING WAR, DONATED BY THE FAMILY TO RADLEY COLLEGE, OXFORD, WHERE HIS SON HAD STUDIED AS A YOUNG MAN.

IT WAS IN LATE 1990'S THAT THE COLLEGE DECIDED TO SELL THE PAINTINGS AT sale TO RAISE FUNDS, AT THIS STAGE THEY WERE SADLY SPLIT UP AT SEVERAL sales, SOME ENDING UP IN NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OR PRIVATE COLLECTIONS.

THIS EXAMPLE IS WITHIN ITS ORIGINAL FRAME THAT ORIGINALLY FORMED PART OF THE BUILT IN PANELING OF LORD VESTYS DINNING ROOM, IT WAS LATER ALTERED TO FIT ONE OF THE DORM ROOMS AT THE COLLEGE AT OXFORD.

VERY FEW OF THIS SERIES ARE IN PRIVATE HANDS, THIS BEING ONE OF THE LARGER MORE IMPORTANT WORKS, AND ONE OF SHOESMITH'S MASTERPIECES.

THE PAINTING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD IN COLOUR, DETAIL AND SCOPE, YOU SEE SOMETHING NEW EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AT IT. VERY REMINISCENT OF HIS WORK FOR CUNARD WHITE STAR AND THE RMS 'QUEEN MARY' OF 1936. IN PARTICULAR HIS FAMOUS ALTER PIECE 'MADONNA OF THE TALL SHIPS' AND THE HEXAGONAL MURALS FROM THE 2ND CLASS READING AND WRITING ROOMS.

SHOESMITHS PROLIFIC ART IS RARE ON THE OPEN MARKET, RARER STILL IS A WORK OF THIS SIZE, QUALITY AND CONDITION AND WITH SUCH AWESOME PROVENANCE.

AN OVER USED TERM OF MINE BUT THIS IS OR MUSEUM STANDARD.

FRAME MEASURES :- 82" X 47".

IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A VERY OLD BUT WELL DONE REPAIR DATING FROM THE 40'S ITS IN AWESOME CONDITION, AS GOOD AS YOU WILL FIND. THE FRAME IS GOOD BUT HAS SEEN SOME WARE AND COULD USE SOME REFINISHING, BUT OTHERWISE COMPLETE.

PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR POSTAL QUOTE, SHIPPING WILL BE HANDLED BY ART SHIPPERS AT BUYERS EXPENSE OR PICKED UP FROM MYSELF.

PLEASE CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR TWO MORE PICTURES FROM THE SAME SET.

 



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TITANIC OLYMPIC WHITE STAR LINE CUNARD QUEEN MARY OCEAN LINER QUEEN ELIZABETH QE2 MAURETANIA LUSITANIA STEAMSHIP STEAM SHIP RMS SS R.M.S. S.S.

 

ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK.

 

PLEASE NOTE DUE TO A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF RUDE ER USERS, ANY ITEM SOLD HERE ON ABOVE £50.00 WILL HAVE INSURANCE ADDED TO THE INVOICE. I DO NOT CONTROL THE BRITISH POSTAL SERVICE WHICH AT PRESENT SEEMS TO BE HIGHLY UNRELIABLE. DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF SALES I MAKE, I ONLY MAKE ONE TRIP TO THE POST OFFICE PER WEEK, ITEMS ARE SENT OUT ONE WEEK AFTER PAYMENT HAS CLEARED.ALL ITEMS SENT HAVE PROF OF POSTAGE.

 

 

 


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