Busy docks scene, oil on canvas, signed Gyrth Russell. SOLD.
Oil on canvas, signed Gyrth Russell, depicting a busy docks scene. Dimensions : Frame : 678mm x 493mm x 28mm. Image : 585mm x 400mm. Weight : 1.550kg net. Condition : Quite good.
Busy docks scene, oil on canvas, signed by the well known Canadian maritime artist Gyrth Russell (1892-1970). The scene depicts a cargo ship at moorings discharging bulk cargo into lighters and other cargo ships berthed alongside the wharves. It is a colourful scene which captures the activity of a large port. The colours are strong and the smoke haze fills the overcast sky. The painting is signed by the artist in his usual manner in the lower rh corner.
Dimensions : Frame 678mm x 493mm x 28mm. Visible image : 585mm x 400mm.
Condition/Notes : The painting is in quite good condition with strong colours. There are, however, two small points of damage to the canvas which appear to have been caused by the pressure of an adjacent picture frame with protruding screw-eyes which have pierced the canvas at 190mm down from the top rh quarter and 95mm in from the rh side and in a similar location on the lh side. These two 8mm long cuts have been sealed and repaired. There is also a small area of weakness in the canvas at 130mm up from the lower lh quarter and 90mm in from the lh outer edge which has also been sealed and repaired. These points of damage are visible in close inspection but do not detract from the overall painting when viewed from a normal hanging distance. The price of this work takes this damage into consideration. Otherwise, the painting and canvas are in good condition. The painting is displayed in a black painted wooden frame which is in good condition except for a few small scratch marks. The back of the frame is plain wood with the edges kraft lined. The canvas is quite taut with 2 wedges in each inner corner of the stretcher. There is a label attached to the centre of the canvas which states "Gyrth Russell (Canadian Artist) 1892-1970. A cord is attached to 2 rings.
Overall a pleasing maritime industrial scene c1960.
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