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William Thomas Nichols Boyce (1857 - 1911)
Great Emperor (Past) and Great Emperor (Present)

Medium: Watercolour
Size without frame: 14.0" x 28.0"
Size including frame: 22.0" x 36.0"
Price:   £1,575  includes FREE worldwide delivery

Built by JT Eltringham & Co, South Shields and completed in January 1909 the Great Emperor tug worked the Tyne for 50 years. Painted here by William Boyce in the year of its launch with, one would assume, the Danish flagged full-rigged ship under tow having the same name. But, we think Boyce may have employed a little artistic licence as the paddle tug, Great Emperor built in 1866 by Readhead Softley & Co, also of South Shields, also worked the Tyne, but sank in 1902. Cleaned and conserved and in superb condition, signed and dated lower right.

NB. We have agreed to lend this painting to South Shields Museum and Art Gallery for a forthcoming exhibition on shipbuilding on South Tyneside (Spring/Summer 2022) and any sale before then would be conditional on the loan being honoured. Please contact to discuss. 

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