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John Chancellor (1925-1984) - 1975 Signed Digital Print, Merchant Navy Vessel



A signed contemporary digital print after the original painting by renowned maritime painter, John Russell Chancellor. The artist has signed and numbered (298/450) to the lower right and there is a blind stamp to the lower left. The print has been presented in a contemporary gilt frame with wash-line mount and glazing. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including minor discolouration. The frame has minor surface scuffing.


50.5 x 69.2cm (19.9" x 27.2")
Framed Size: 75.4 x 92cm (29.7" x 36.2")

Artist Biography

John Chancellor was born to English parents in the Lisbon area of Portugal in 1925. At seventeen he joined the Merchant Navy and was twice torpedoed. After the war he worked for a tug and barge firm and skippered a number of coastal craft. In 1963 he moved to Brixham, Devon, started painting in 1970 and two years later, he decided to give up the sea to become a professional artist. He specialised in scenes of historic sail, well- researched and in a very finished style. In 1973 his first one-man show of oils sold out in forty five and his next in 1976 also sold out. His exhibition of watercolours in 1981 sold out in ten minutes. He lived in Brixham, South Devon and his book 'The Maritime Paintings of John Chancellor' was published posthumously in July 1984.
Due to his very short painting career, it is believed his output totalled fewer than 70 oil paintings and such is the popularity of his work that only a handful of works have ever gone through auction.

More Information
Code qq785
Artist John Russell Chancellor (1925-1984)
Date 1975
Dimensions 50.5 x 69.2cm
Medium Digital Print
Style Realism
Subject Seascape & Coastal
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