Tubby Blake’s Yacht


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Print Details

Print Run: 850
Image Size: 268 mm x 395 mm
Published as a fine art limited edition from a watercolour painting by John Chancellor. Numbered and individually embossed stamped by the publishers



Tubby Blake’s Yacht – Behind the Painting

As a painter of the sailing barge, Chancellor is almost uniquely placed; he was one of the last generation of men to be involved in sailing on our rivers and coasts as a means of transport and many of his works have been inspired by vessels or characters he remembers from this period. A good example is this small watercolour, ‘Tubby Blake’s Yacht’.

This painting shows a sailing barge in a tranquil river scene, skippered by an old ruffian, Tubby Blake, who would not wash. Such was his odour that no-one would sail with him as mate and Tubby performed incredible feats of seamanship handling his barge alone!


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