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View of a busy waterway, with many craft on the move, executed with great skill and regard for detail. The viewer’s eye is led irresistibly towards the warship under construction at the centre of the composition. A great expanse of flat land opens to the right of the ship. To the left of the ship under construction is a row of trees with shipmasts visible behind. Signed and dated at lower left. It is highly likely that the painting depicts the shipyard in south Rotherhithe that existed originally on the site of present Surrey Docks Farm, located just a bit north up the stream of the Greenland Dock, which is located to the left of this view, just behind the row of trees serving as its windbreak.

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)




oil on canvas


H 55.6 x W 95.3 cm

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purchased with the assistance of Government Grant-in-Aid, 1971

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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC)

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