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Old Sea Dogs

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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Three elderly men on a quayside in the evening. On the right sits an elderly man with a white beard. He wears a dark hat, a gold sweater, light blue trousers and blue boots. He rests his hands on the top of his walking stick. Next to him on the bench is another bearded man, in a type of soft bowler hat, a blue shirt, an orange top and trousers – possibly oilskins – and blue boots. He leans back against the back of the bench. The two men face left, and are probably gazing out to sea. The third man wears a sou'wester hat and smokes a clay pipe. He wears a white jacket and dark trousers and boots, and has his legs crossed and arms folded; he watches his companions. Behind him is the mast of a boat. In the background is the coast and the sea with, on the left, small sailing boats in the distance.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries





oil on canvas


H 157.5 x W 121.9 cm

Accession number

NCM 1895-1

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1894

Work type


Inscription description

W.H.Y. Titcomb

Normally on display at

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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