George Shaw (1929-1989)
Title: Topsail schooner coming up to Cherry Garden Pier Rotherhithe
Shaw was born in Glasgow in 1929 to a family with long connections to the sea. His grandfather was the owner/master of three-masted barque which traded on the China run, sailing from Greenock. Shaw’s uncle was chief engineer on the Cunard liner Compania. You might say, the sea was in his blood.
He trained at Wimbledon School of Art for 4 years from 1947. Though he had skills in several disciplines his main love was maritime art; this skill gave him a career until his death in 1989.
This is a beautiful original oil painting on canvas presented in a gilt frame which comes with original 1980 receipt from Gladwell and company, London. It is signed lower right and titled verso with a stock number 14439.
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