- Gift of Harriett and Archibald Anthony, 1964
- 400 x 570mm
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Charles Dixon, one of the most accomplished marine artists of his generation, produced a large body of work relating to shipping on the River Thames, England. Gravesend is located at the lower reaches of the Thames, and for many British emigrants it was one of their last views of home as their ship sailed out to the open sea and far away lands. Dixon revelled in the bustling port scene, skilfully combining broad washes of colour with more tightly controlled techniques to create atmospheric details. He lived on the Sussex coast at Itchenor where he was a keen yachtsman and combined his love of sailing and shipping with his art.
(Ship Nails and Tail Feathers, 10 June – 22 October 2023)