The Port of Chester (1863)

Chester, the old port. 

Available as a signed limited edition print

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The City of Chester gave this fine painting a Civic Reception, 95 framed prints sold that night.

The best possible historical ‘guess’, a civic reception, the ghost of Salty Cyril, a coat of arms, research and a story…

This fine example of  marine art measures 76 x 152 cms (2′ 6″ x 5′), now a private collection.

Estimated current value of The Port of Chester 1863 is £20000.00 to £25000.00


The painting

The picture of Chester port on a fine May morning in 1863 represents the combined knowledge of many  people particularly from Chester who generously gave time and knowledge to ensure this is the most accurate possible historical ‘guess’ possible. The buildings, activities, the bridge, all were researched in detail. You can read more by following the ‘further reading’ link below, it’s informative, fascinating, fun, enjoy.

Gordon Frickers is a master of spectacular painting as he clearly proves here.

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The City of Chester Council considered this painting to be sufficiently important, significant, to merit the rare honour of a Civic Reception.

At the Reception given by the City of Chester Council, together with A E Dutton Art Gallery we displayed some 30 pictures to 400 invited guests.

220 prints sold in 2 weeks, why? Contact us to learn.

The original, a large painting five feet across is now owned by a millionaire in Plymouth.

The canal barges in the picture reminded him of his boyhood.

Further Reading: Useful facts + excellent stories about The Port of Chester (1863).


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