The Port of Chester (1863)

Chester, the old port. 

Available as a signed limited edition print ~ 

A timeless print, signed, numbered, recorded delivery from my ‘Marine Art Prints’ page.

Your copy will give you pleasure every time you see it upon your wall.

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

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

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The painting
The port of Chester 1863, the more one learns about this sophisticated, complex painting The port of Chester 1863 the more one realises it is an amazing picture.
We will never see its like again.
For sure it would be near impossible and very expensive to produce a painting to rival to “Port of Chester 1863” today.
The City of Chester Council who were considering how best to redevelop this site considered this painting to be sufficiently important, significant, to merit the rare honour of a Civic Reception, which included a display of 35 other paintings and two panels of press cuttings
Over 400 invited guests attended, enjoying a buffet and wines sponsored by local businesses, the gallery sold 95 framed prints that night.

Research : Detailed in the ‘Further Reading’ page [see link below]

This was meticulous, our best possible historical ‘guess’, this can never be repeated as many of those who assisted with the research have since ‘passed on’.

The ghost of Salty Cyril, a coat of arms, a research story that produced many fascinating insights into a largely forgotten part of Chester’s story …


The 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, almost a book, enjoy.


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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.

Background history, images and the development of this painting.

Further reading: read the story, see the images and discover the development of this painting.

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