Views of Sheringham by Mick Bensley

Eight views of Sheringham and its maritime heritage.


Details

Medium:
Watercolour mounted on board
Dimensions:
Various dimensions
Art Fund grant:
£3,925 ( Total: £4,625)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Mick Bensley

The paintings recreate historical scenes from the local fishing industry which was once active in Sheringham, but has now largely disappeared. They draw on research carried out by the artist including talking to local fishermen and their families. Titles are: 1) Crabbers Launching c.1900; 2) Sheringham Crab Boats-Early Start c.1900; 3) Taking out the winch cable c.1985; 4) Wyndham Street, Sheringham c.1895; 5) Fishing lugger 'Upcher' going to aid a ship in distress c.1828; 6) Westcliff c.1895; 7) East Beach, c mid 1890s; 8) Collier unloading at low water c.1890s. This work was acquired with the support of the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Sheringham Museum The Mo, Lifeboat Plain, SHERINGHAM Norfolk NR26 8RF 01263 824482 www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3.70)

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