HMS NORFOLK, flagship of C-in-C East Indies, 1937
Maritime Originals. watercolour signed (LR) and annotated HMS NORFOLK (LL).
8 x 10.75 inches (20.32 x 27.3 cms) approx
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This original has been sold and is no longer available.
This watercolour is dated (verso) 1937 when the heavy 8 inch cruiser HMS NORFOLK (Flag Captain L H K Hamilton DSO RN) was flagship of the Commander-in-Chief East Indies, Vice Admiral the Hon Sir Alexander Maule Ramsay KCB KCVO DSO. The painting is Tufnell at his best: crisp and finely detailed and of historic interest, too, as it shows the RN's East Indies and China Fleets' livery of buff masts and funnels and white hulls: the distinctive colours were discontinued in 1947/48 for all but the Surveying Flotilla.