Launching the Lifeboat by Luke Clennell

This dramatic scene shows the historically important 'Original' lifeboat - the first purpose-built lifeboat anywhere, which was based at South Shields.

Details

Category:
Maritime
Medium:
Watercolour on paper Dimensions: 43.8 x 70.5cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,125 ( Total: £10,600)
Acquired in:
2006
Vendor:
W/S Fine Art Ltd

The boat is manned by South Shields' Tyne pilots who wear distinctive headgear. A large, rare watercolour by Luke Clennell, a significant North-East artist whose career was cut short by illness.

Provenance

John Zwemmer; Agnew's, 1981; The Prudential Assurance Company, until 2005; Christie's, 2005; W/S Fine Art.

Venue details

South Shields Museum and Art Gallery Ocean Road, South Shields Tyne and Wear NE33 2JA 0191 4568740 www.twmuseums.org.uk/southshields

Entry details

Free entry to all
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