King George V Class battleship leaving Portsmouth c. 1946
Miscellaneous. Watercolour heightened with white, unsigned or dated.
16 1/2 x 7 1/2 ins (42 x 19.5 cms) approx
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This original has been sold and is no longer available.
The artist is unknown and its not easy even to make an informed guess as this is a style not imediately associated with the possible contenders, Rowland Langmaid, Harold Wyllie, Watson Wood, though it most closley resembles Langmaid's. But whoever it was knew his onions as the draughtsmanship of the battleship is excellent and the waterfront of Portsmouth dockyard and its approaches pretty accurate: a Queen Elizabeth or R Class battleship lies alongside South Railway Jetty and HMS VICTORY is in her dry dock, seen here to the right of Semaphore Tower and over the ship's quarterdeck. On the ramparts appear to be anti aircraft guns/rocket launching rails of some sort though this is a wild guess!