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useful facts and stories about The Port of Chester (1863)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

The Port of Chester (1863)

The port of Chester 1863 is a fine example, extensively researched, of a Victorian up river port and of a “full on” painting.

This story has many curious twists including a civic reception for the painting, a coat of arms, the ghost of Salty Cyril and a bridge built by George Stevenson of “Rocket” fame.


While you enjoy this experience as fun and fascinating, grab your chance to order a print or commission a painting then read on and enjoy our stories.


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Chester in Cheshire, North West England, a port since Roman times (Chester meaning a camp or fort) represents a perfect example of a Victorian River port.

The Port of Chester (1863) contains the important elements of commerce from that period. This painting and the signed numbered prints we can justifiable claim has become an important, significant piece of art of real historical worth.

“The Port of Chester 1863” faithfully shows the striking contrast between a bygone way of life, and our modern world.


The Flying Scotsman almost finished

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

All the basics are now in place, the fine details and tidying up remain, in particular the Flying Scotsman herself, the Pullman coaches and the Royal Albert Bridge.

This new steam train painting is very different to the previous “train on a bridge” I have painted!   fs_13.06.09_IMG_5243_d.jpg (more…)

Port of Chester, an authoress enquires?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

An interesting and surprising email arrived recently asking about the Port of Chester.
Maybe you can help us help an author? (more…)

A Cheshire cat, a quay, an emmigrant and Chester port mid 1600's

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Katy requested a Remarque on her print so with her story in mind I showed The New Crane wharf with a unique scene in drawn pencil.

I always draw the remarques and sign in pencil, inks fade, graphite does not.

My sketch  may give Katy an idea for how the cat got onboard the ship in her story. (more…)

H.M.S. Victory, a ship model by Bob Pearce for sale

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

I received today an email from Mike Ellis.

Possibly  you may be very interested in my reply to Mike?

You have raised such interesting topics, I am copying this email immediately to some friends who may know some one who will purchase, give a home , to this excellent ship model (more…)

2 new endorsements

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Blue Funnel steamer success and The Port of Chester

The haunting marine painting of Talthybius by moonlight”, not unlike the ship in the painting has reached it’s new home port, delivered to London Yesterday.Talthybius_6_IMG_6959_d_2.jpg

And The Port of Chester? ~ more below… (more…)