The Port of Chester (1863)

Chester, the old port. 

Your copy will give you pleasure every time you see it upon your wall.

"The Port of Chester (1863)", 152 x 76 cm (60" x 30"), sold to a private collector. Available as a print from our print page.

There is so much accurate detail in this Chester painting, the result of meticulous research, that I could write a book !

Port of Chester 1863,  this painting is a significant piece of art, real historical worth, it faithfully shows in great & accurate detail, the striking contrast between river trade then, a bygone way of life & our modern world.

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Port of Chester 1863 painting
Port of Chester 1863 painting, Mayor and Mayoress Randell

Chester, a civic reception for a great painting, 220 prints sold by the gallery AE Dutton & Sons in 2 weeks, why? Answers are in this text !

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Detail from The Port of Chester (1863) 

There is so much accurate detail in this Chester painting I could write a book !

  Detail from The Port of Chester (1863)

Many of the good people who assisted my research are sadly, no longer with us.

Detail from The Port of Chester (1863)

Estimated value today of ‘The Port of Chester 1863′ is £25,000.00 to £35000.00

The painting

The port of Chester 1863, the more one learns about this sophisticated, complex painting The port of Chester 1863 the more one realises it is an amazing picture.
We will never see its like again.

The Chester port is shown here on a fine May morning in 1863 represents the combined knowledge of many  people particularly from Chester who generously gave time and knowledge to ensure this is the most accurate possible historical ‘guess’ possible.

For sure it would be near impossible and very expensive to produce a painting to rival to “Port of Chester 1863” today.
The City of Chester Council who were considering how best to redevelop this site considered this painting to be sufficiently important, significant, to merit the rare honour of a Civic Reception, which included a display of 35 other paintings and two panels of press cuttings
Over 400 invited guests attended, enjoying a buffet and wines sponsored by local businesses, the gallery sold 95 framed prints that night.

Research :

Detailed in the ‘Further Reading’ page [see link below]

This was meticulous, our best possible historical ‘guess’, this can never be repeated as many of those who assisted with the research have since ‘passed on’.

The ghost of Salty Cyril, a coat of arms, a research story that produced many fascinating insights into a largely forgotten part of Chester’s story …

The buildings, activities, the bridge, all were researched in detail. You can read more by following the ‘further reading’ link below, it’s informative, fascinating, fun, almost a book, enjoy.

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The original, a large painting five feet across is now owned by a millionaire in Plymouth.

The canal barges in the picture reminded him of his boyhood.

Background history, images and the development of this painting.

Further reading: read the story, see the images and discover the development of this painting.

Useful facts + excellent stories about The Port of Chester (1863).

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