Titanic, Plymouth, Further Reading

Titanic, ask anyone to name a ship and almost certainly the first name they speak will be “Titanic”; she is the world’s most famous ship.

Titanic’s “Plymouth Harbour” is much more than another Titanic painting; it is symbolic, the largest, most prominent masterpiece commissioned by The White Star Line for the Titanic, promoting the company, the Titanic and British enterprise.

Titanic, Plymouth
Titanic, her grandest painting is Plymouth Harbour.

"Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour", 172 x 80 cm (67½" x 31½"), £9,875.


This grand painting is magnificently, meticulously reproduced, full size, using similar materials and is correct to the last wave top and seagull…

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To be clear, this is not a painting of Titanic; this painting is much more valuable than that.

Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour” is Titanic’s largest masterpiece, her most prominent painting.

This is a painstaking, meticulous reconstruction of that masterpiece commissioned by The White Star Line and lost with the Titanic.

With this article I’ll guide you through this painting’s story, illustrating it’s many surprises and explain what makes this painting so very special.

Titanic, Plymouth
Titanic, Plymouth Harbour by Norman Wilkinson.

This photocopy is here reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder.

From this poor photocopy the above glorious painting, how is this possible?

My brief given by Tim Maltin, today’s leading authority on the Titanic is to paint from this pathetic photocopy, the photograph having been lost, to faithfully reproduce the largest, most prominent painting, the masterpiece commissioned by White Star Line for the Titanic.

My brief being to reconstruct Titanic’s ‘Plymouth Harbour’ as accurately as possible, “down to the last wave top and sea gull“.

Plymouth Harbour, painting a detail
Plymouth Harbour in detail “last wavetop & seagull”

This is a painting I flatly refused to paint. This is the story revealed including the lighter moments, so relax and enjoy.

Kindly note: This page is currently (09.04.2023) undergoing a major update to the text and pictures so if this doesn’t read as well (yet) please excuse me, I thank you for your understanding.

Titanic, Plymouth Harbour, in the beginning.

What did White Star Line want for their new ship The Titanic, the pride of their fleet?

The following text will walk ‘n talk you through this unusual story about why, how and by whom the original painting was created.

Next will be why and how Plymouth Harbour is now recreated and what we discovered that was previously unknow, missed by the other artists who have tried to replicate this spectacular painting.

Titanic
Titanic, the First Class Smoking Room with the masterpiece “Plymouth Harbour”.

Titanic, the First Class Smoking Room as it would have appeared with the masterpiece “Plymouth Harbour”.

Plymouth Harbour the painting as commissioned is to be as the White Star Line directors wrote, symbolic, emotional, to show a port of arrival at the time of day the Titanic is scheduled to arrive. This painting is to appear in a manner similar to the painting White Star Line have previously commissioned (from Norman Wilkinson), ‘New York Harbour’ for Titanic’s sister ship the Olympic.

This photocopy is here reproduced by kind permission of the copyright holder.

Titanic is scheduled to arrive at Plymouth at 2.00 p.m. (14.00 hrs) so we want sunshine on a June or July typically Plymouth summer’s day. This painting is also to suggest British innovation, power and optimism and that Titanic will be as “reliable and clockwork” always arriving on time.

Tim Maltin with 'Plymouth Harbour'
Tim Maltin with the painting ‘Plymouth Harbour’

“Plymouth Harbour” the directors intention was, this painting will always be the largest and grandest painting on board The Titanic and will be displayed prominently for the first class guests, in The First Class Smoking Room, over the mantlepiece in a manner similar to ‘New York Harbour onboard the Olympic.

They chose Norman Wilkinson as their artist because they considered he was the best living marine artist. Some of the directors knew Norman Wilkinson personally and he was a friend of Titanic’s commander, Captain Smith. Although Titanic and Plymouth Harbour were lost, Norman Wilkinson went on to have a more and more illustrious career.

Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour is reconstructed to the exact same dimensions with the same type of canvas and paint as the original painting lost with ‘Titanic’.

The only oddity on this painting is I include my own signature below that of Norman Wilkinson. This is to make obvious this is clearly not an attempt to mislead or attempt any sort of deception.

This painting is though as true and close as anyone will ever get to the Norman Wilkinson original masterpiece short of using a Time Machine.

Titanic’s “Plymouth Harbour”, this painting

Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour was lost with the ship and is now meticulously reproduced by the team of author of three Titanic books, Tim Maltin and (marine) artist Gordon Frickers being an extraordinary blend of talents, experiences which is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

My brief from Tim Maltin is to reproduce the original lost painting by Norman Wilkinson as accurately as possible, “down to the last wave top and sea gull“.

This is a painting I initially flatly refused to paint. This story is revealed including the lighter moments, in the following text, so relax and enjoy.

Titanic, top painting
Titanic : First Class Smoking Room.

Many distinguished people and renowned companies have chosen Frickers paintings as you can discover by reading my illustrated résumée.

Frickers paintings have been exhibited at many venues in Britain and Europe including by invitation a one man show in the European Parliament.

Any reputable gallery should be delighted and proud to offer you or help you buy a painting of this very impressive quality.

Plymouth Harbour, The painting
Plymouth Harbour, a detail

Plymouth Harbour was 10 years in its research phase, before Tim Maltin discovered his ideal artist. Three years seemed to rapidly pass as 700 plus hours of an elaborate painting process was invested into this Plymouth Harbour to ensure this painting is as correct in every detail as over 50 pages of notes, numerous sketches, plans, many discussions and an enlarged to a half size photocopy can make this painting.

During our initial contact when Mr. Maltin phoned me, I was invited to a supper at Mr. Maltin’s house. As luck would have it, I was due to drive from Plymouth to Portsmouth in his general direction so a diversion wasn’t a problem.

Following an amicable meal with his family a dinner, he and I relaxed in his comfortable salon with an open fire, a second bottle of Port and Mr. Maltin’s infectious enthusiasm. He outlined his proposal and budget particularly stressing his extensive research revealed several painters have attempted to recreate Plymouth Harbour and got it wrong and that there were some detail no one understood. He said he was sure he’d found “the best marine artist alive today and as an added bonus, an artist who knew Plymouth Harbour intimately”.

It is certainly true to say, few people know the colours, weather moods, landscapes and complicated currents of Plymouth’s water better than me. I lived there as an artist for over 25 years and painted more than a few Plymouth port scenes, here are three examples for you to enjoy.

H M S Ark Royal
Ark Royal tugged to her last berth to be broken up

Here are just three of many examples of my Plymouth paintings.

Plymouth Emigration
Plymouth Emigration Depot

Armada 400, the arrival in Plymouth of HRH Queen Elizabeth II; property of the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club. You may notice the clubhouse and The Citadel behind it appear in Wilkinson’s Plymouth Harbour.

I’ve manned vessels as diverse as cruise liners, pilot boats, tall ships plus I won a lot of races in the port and have the trophies to prove that.

A further bonus, I was already familiar with the paintings of Norman Wilkinson having seen many of his original paintings even before I began to seriously study for my Art History exams, particularly in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and the Imperial War Museum, in central London.

Thus I already knew I have studied and often employ the same painting techniques and colour theories as did my illustrious predecessor Norman Wilkinson.

I said no thank you, I very politely refused Mr. Maltin’s proposal on the grounds that while reproducing some one else’s painting I could better use my time and studio space creating my own original works.

Add to that, I don’t make copies or reproductions not least because my very individual colour vision is not ‘normal’. My colour response has more in common with artists like Monet and Degas than any copyist. My anomalous colour vision varies the colours I see significantly more than the ‘colour normal’ people see colour and still more when lighting conditions fluctuate and change rapidly .

My colour vision is great deal more volatile and ephemeral than colour is for most people. Undoubtedly this is among the reasons I felt a calling to paint and have learned to become an artist with a special way of seeing which provides us with different and doubly significant here, an unrepeatable range of visual excitements. This adds up to making the copying of colour a daunting task for anyone given the gift of sight like mine, including me.

05.00, Mr. Maltin is a very amicable host and persuasive negotiator so by 05.00 I found that despite my reservations we had agreed as a worthy project, I would paint a new ‘Plymouth Harbour’.

Here is the photocopy of Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour which is my starting line.

his painting has been developed from a photocopy of the only photograph, a black and white subsequently lost during the making of the most recent film.

As for the painters who have attempted Plymouth Harbour, Tim Maltin was adamant and proven correct as I’ll describe in the following text, that unfortunately there are numerous miss understandings in their work including the colours and there are details no one has understood so are reduced to blobs.

Tim said he wants an artist who understood the style and colouring used by the original painter, the renowned Norman Wilkinson. He found I’m familiar with Art history including Wilkinson’s work and how his paintings developed during his lifetime. I have seen may of his originals particularly in The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich and The Imperial War Museum, London collections. Tim also wanted an artist who was a seaman and familiar with Plymouth. Tim thought these qualities are important because we know Wilkinson was both and very familiar with the approaches to and inside of Plymouth harbours.

A careful examination of the photograph / photocopy reveals the image was taken with an inexpensive camera and is not fully square to the painting. thus our first task was to compensate for the distortion and the second task, to examine the image in detail to discover what the original artist Norman Wilkinson, had included in the fine details.

Several artists have previously attempted to reproduce this masterpiece, with rather limited success.

This new Titanic painting represents considerable specialist knowledge, that of Wilkinson and of the Tim Maltin Gordon Frickers team and over 1,000 hours research and painting time by myself.

Prior to our meeting, my client, the author of 3 books about Titanic, Mr. T. Maltin had already amassed over a 10 year period, a 50 + page dossier about this painting.

We are quietly confident this is the definitive version of the largest most prominent masterpiece lost with Titanic.

Painted with the same sort of professional English artist’s quality oil paints as Norman Wilkinson used when he created the original Plymouth Harbour masterpiece.

One of our first tasks was to recognise and correct distortion resultant from the original photograph not being taken fully square on to the Wilkinson’s original Plymouth Harbour painting.

This Titanic painting was intended from the outset to be the definitive unsurpassable version of Plymouth Harbour.

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Titanic and Norman Wilkinson

Why Wilkinson, Norman Wilkinson who’s story is remarkable is still considered one of an elite, one of the very best marine painters of his age with many notable achievements to his credit including as an officer and artist during both world wars.

You can read the Norman Wilkinson story in his own words in his book ‘A Brush With Life’, published by Seeley Service & Co Ltd 1969, ISBN-13: 9780854220007.

Today you can see examples of his painting in many leading museums including the National Maritime Museum (Greenwich, London) and The Imperial War Museum (London).

He was a personal friend to the White Star Line directors and the captain of the Titanic.

Norman Wilkinson was to go on the enjoy an illustrious career as a marine painter including while serving as a Royal Navy officer during World War One, inventing ‘Dazzle Camouflage’, a system still often employed on warships of today and during world war two assisting the Royal Air Force with camouflage.

His system is so successful the USA, France and Italy all requested that the British government permit  Wilkinson to personally set up departments for them and to train staff.

Symbolic, emotional, technological

The Wilkinson “Plymouth Harbour” painting was to be symbolic, emotional, spectacular, to show the beautiful port of Plymouth, Devon at it’s Edwardian Imperial zenith, as it would appear on a sunny June or July day at the time the Titanic was scheduled to arrive, approximately 14.00.

The painting suggests Man can overcome nature, his pride is Titanic… and it’s sentimental, too being rich with details showing Imperial Britain at work and play.

This painting is symbolic being in part about power and hope, optimism and pride, patriotism and progress, about technology protecting and projecting the British nation at the height of it’s power and proud of their long and culturally rich western heritage.

Titanic’s voyage

was soon over, this painting sails on to become an addition to the brief life and long story of this world famous ship,  Titanic‘s story.

Titanic’s ‘Plymouth Harbour’
Titanic's Plymouth Harbour
Studio, near finished ‘Plymouth Harbour’

The Frickers studio, painting full size, exact to the last wave top and seagull even including Mr. Wilkinson’s over working and minor errors, as explained in my video.

Titanic’s lost masterpiece commissioned by White Star Line is as you see here being meticulously replicated by Gordon Frickers on the same size, same type of canvas, with the same types of artist’s oil paints as the original painting.

Titanic
Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour, detail

About the lost masterpiece of Titanic 

We, Tim and I, started with a photocopy as the last photograph is lost by the makers of the last movie; only a rather pathetic photocopy survives; until now !

Olympic, Smoking room

‘Olympic’,  ‘Titanic’s sister ship, had a 1st Class Smoking room which was nearly identical to Titanic.

The main differences being one had red upholstery chairs, the other green and the mantlepiece paintings showed different subjects.

Titanic, top painting
Titanic : The First Class Smoking Room.

Titanic when she sank took “Plymouth Harbour” with her, a loss for painter Norman Wilkinson and us as only a poor quality photocopy survives today of the masterpiece; until now.

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The surviving photocopy.

 

Artist’s challenge

to reproduce as accurately, faithfully as possible, this lost masterpiece.

What follows here is an insight into the creation story of this remarkable painting, the hours of researched and the skills used to painstakingly reconstruct Wilkinson’s Titanic masterpiece ‘Plymouth Habour’.

Mr. Maltin knew that to this challenge I was able to bring a remarkable and very appropriate array of suitable assets and talents.

These are including,

  • my many years of education as a painter in England and France which includes art history.
  • A qualified photographer (Medway college of Art, now part of Kent University).

This  enables me to have a thorough understanding of the strength and weaknesses of photography, of visual communication in general.

In turn this enabled me to understand how the modest hand family snap shot camera that had photographed the original Plymouth Harbour.

The device had distorted the image with it’s poor quality lens, made worse by the photographer not taking the photo ‘square on’ to Wilkinson’s painting.

  • Having studied paintings in all the major museums in London I was already familiar with the painting and career of Norman Wilkinson.
  • During my own unusual career I have become a trained seaman, sailor, ship and boat builder.
  • Equally advantageous is I know well the location, its weather, land and seascape colours, literally even the smells and the taste of the salt water of Plymouth, Devon, England having lived there and sailed those waters for over 25 years.

Mr. Tim Maltin

Mr. Tim Maltin is a charming and enthusiastic gentleman, able to ‘think out of the box’, a very successful business man.

Tim has an enthusiasm for the British Edwardian period and he is the leading expert on Titanic today, the author of 3 Titanic books.

From Mr. Tim Maltin you can reasonably expect something very special to result.

He and I worked together closely, frequently in touch, as a team with complimentary skills and knowledge.

Plymouth Harbour in situ
One “Plymouth Harbour” in it’s new home.

Our result has become known as ‘The Titanic Twins’, one is for Mr. Maltin’s home, the other for sale.

Titanic
Titanic’s “Plymouth Harbour” painting

To discover more

Why and how these ‘Titanic Twins’ are so very special, discover here, enjoy the text below.

“The Titanic Twins” about these 2 paintings

one is for sale.

These paintings are the most accurate interpretation meticulous research can make possible of the lost masterpiece commissioned for the Titanic by White Star Line  from the famous and distinguished painter Norman Wilkinson .

One of The Twins is for my client, one for a lucky collector.

The two paintings are both presented on the identical type of canvas, 79.5 x 172 cm (31 3/5″ x 68″) exactly as the original painting and are painted with the same sort of professional English artist’s quality oil paints as the Norman Wilkinson original masterpiece.

I’d previously lived at Plymouth within sight of the river Plym, Sutton Harbour and Plymouth Sound. I sailed those very tidal, salty waters for over 25 years including winning many races and cruising with my family.

I remember, I know the subtle colours, weather, very complex currents and tides, the landscape, the buoyage and history of Plymouth, intimately.

I’m familiar with Wilkinson’s work having studied art history and seen many original Wilkinson paintings in London.

Mr. Maltin reasoned it’s unlikely any other artist knows the port of Plymouth and its numerous harbours better so Mr. Frickers is by far the most likely to get right as with the weather, light and colouring of Wilkinson’s original painting lost when Titanic sank.

As for my painting skills I’ve trained as a painter, photographer, seaman and ship wright in England and France.

If you’ve not seen my original paintings and prints, only copies online, you are in for a treat and you can enjoy a free introduction via my two 700 plus page web sites.

Does our T 2 painting have a price or is it priceless?

It has a price.

I am open to offers, contact me by phone or email, Contact Us. 

Whilst in the bank large amounts count, I’d most like this painting to go to someone or some place where it is really appreciated.

Fate,  a challenge, a beginning

the story here is of a major painting in progress.

This is not a short story.

In the immortal words of the BBC’s program ‘Listen With Mother’, “Are you sitting comfortably? Yes? then we will begin.”

One sunny day not so far astern I happened by by pure chance, by co-incidence (or was it) to be heading in the general direction of Mr. Maltin’s home when he phoned me.

A coincidence, maybe chance, fate, call it what you will, my Guardian Angel or The Almighty lead me to my client’s home.

I was invited, enticed, to dinner and a fireside chat.

I soon discovered that Tim Maltin a the leading expert on Titanic.

Mr. Maltin had been looking for a suitable artist for many years having realised that the Wilkinson painting is more than a painting it is highly symbolic, emotional, the splendour of Imperial Britain at the height of its Edwardian power and virility, and their pride was ‘Titanic’ …

When first asked to make this painting I said “no”.

I flatly refused on several grounds.

Not least being I wouldn’t normally copy or reproduce another artist’ work.

Why would I want to paint such a well covered story?

Why make a replica copy when I can make an original Frickers painting, with a subject of my choosing?

Why accept the difficulties of reproducing the colours another artist had used, especially so when my own colour vision has more in common with painters like Degas and Monet than artists with ‘normal’ colour vision ?

However this painting is a real challenge and Titanic is a ship and a name just about everyone on the planet knows.

After an amiable dinner and detailed fireside conversation sharing a bottle of good Port, by 05.00 in the morning I’d found a new friend, fellow spirit; I surrendered.

But why two identical paintings?

The answer can be found in the techniques demanded by these complex paintings.

The two paintings are presented on canvases identical to that of the original painting lost with ‘Titanic’.

The ‘spare’ Twin, T 2, is a one off investment opportunity for you.

Price or priceless : 

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Purchase can be by special arrangement, including payment in easy instalments.

You may find this painting more affordable than you first guessed, but don’t hesitate, I’ll never paint another like Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour”.

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More about Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour”:

A very special timeless painting to give you pleasure every time you see it upon your wall, an excellent investment too.

Plymouth Harbour studio progress

My brief is to reproduce the original masterpiece “Plymouth Harbour” as accurately as possible, “down to the last wave top and sea gull“.

Plymouth Harbour progress, presenting for discussion, the progress, at my client’s house.
Drawing exploring the values within the photocopy [for sale, offers from £100 + P&P]

Fortunately I am familiar with Wilkinson’s work from as far back as days when my parents took me to the great museums of London.

That still leaves a detective story for us as I endeavour to unravel from the photocopy, colours and details as faithfully as possible to the original painting.

Titanic, Plymouth Harbour, tones 1 23.09.18

Man can overcome nature – his pride is Titanic… and it’s sentimental, too.

This painting is about power and hope, optimism and pride, patriotism and progress, technology protecting and projecting our proud and long heritage.

Sunshine at 2 p.m., this is also to suggest that Titanic will be as “reliable and clockwork” and arrive on time.

It’s the perfect summer’s day, pre-first-world war.

Man can overcome nature, his pride is Titanic … and it’s sentimental, too.

Wilkinson knew Plymouth well having been for a while stationed at the port so he painted his ships and background from notes and sketches he had accumulated from the area.

It is almost certain he had in mind no particular ship at all.

Rather ships to represent the latest class of cruisers and battleships and the pride of British technology and sea power.

Emblems and symbols

Similarly, the submarine, at the time very experimental technology, denotes sea power above and new, below the waves.

We know his style at this time was somewhat impressionistic – with a touch of fauvism in the sea!

His ‘Plymouth Harbour’ is certainly a colour dependant painting.

Of some of the details, my client wrote, “I think the ship behind the wall may be a dreadnought – it looks very wide?

Only one black and white photograph of the painting survived until a descendant of Norman Wilkinson generously loaned it the makers of the last Titanic film.

Unsurprising, they lost it.

What we do have is a photocopy of the photograph.

Given there is nothing reliable to copy some ‘detective’ work, careful research, is needed.

This painting is not to be a copy of the original by Norman Wilkinson, that is an impossible”.

Photocopy … careful examination showed the original photo to have been made using a basic camera which was not fully square on to the painting. We had to correct the resulting distortion. Not my idea of fun.

These paintings represent our detailed researched over thousands of hours and painted faithfully, even with a copy Norman Wilkinson’s signature.

The soul oddity on this painting is I include my own signature to ensure this is clearly not an attempt to mislead or any sort of forgery.

Titanic’s sister ship ‘Olympic’ carried similar themed paintings commissioned from Norman Wilkinson the same artist, one of which can be seen to this day in the Liner Museum, Sea City Museum at Southampton, England.

Of her other sister, ‘Britannic’, I’m unsure so you tell me …

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Your benefit includes :

  • My client, author of 3 recent books on Titanic, is THE leading authority on this subject.
  • the many years of my long education in England and France, specialising as a marine and landscape painter.
  • Professionally trained, I am a qualified photographer therefore well aware of what a photograph or photocopy does and does not reveal,
  • Familiarity with the work of the famous Norman Wilkinson RNR.
  • An intimate knowledge of Plymouth Harbour, it’s weather, shipping movements, history and its currents. This is based on over 25 years of sailing those waters including winning numerous races.
  • Knowledge of the history of Art including materials used during various ages.
  • We have the exact dimensions, the artist’s style at that period in his life; I have identified the type of canvas and paint he used and I have found a source of supply.
  • My client has stated he considers I’m the best marine artist alive today.

Wilkinson’s famous Dazzle Camouflage

Dazzle Camouflage
Dazzle Camouflage

Dazzle?

‘Dazzle’ camouflage  was developed and designed by the marine artist Norman Wilkinson while serving as an officer in the Royal Navy during the First World War.

Is ‘Dazzle’ camouflage a good idea?

‘Dazzle’ camouflage is still employed to this day on some of the warships of today’s most powerful navies.

Dazzle camouflage
Olympic, one of the sister ships of Titanic.

There is a brief introduction to this subject on my blog ‘Dazzle?

Wilkinson’s art work legacy includes his paintings many of which are now in The Imperial War Museum London, the Royal Navy Museum Portsmouth and other leading museums, book and magazine illustrations and  ‘inventing’ and developing Dazzle Camouflage for the Royal Navy, later gifted at the request of their governments, to the French, Italians and USN.

Dazzle camouflage is still sometimes used today although with my artist’s understanding of form and colour I see it’s present employers don’t usually properly understand the principles that made Wilkinson’s work such a success.

Norman Wilkinson
Dazzle Camouflage studio

If you think you too have a ‘visual’ problem call me, I can help you so don’t hesitate to ask.

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Tim Maltin with 'Plymouth Harbour'
Tim Maltin with the painting Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour.

The two Titanic, “Plymouth Harbour” paintings after Norman Wilkinson, very Plymouth.
Tim Maltin and we know he would have used strong somewhat ‘Fauve’ style colours.

That particular style of colouring was fashionable during the Edwardian period and shows in many of the other examples of paintings by Norman Wilkinson as made at that time in his development as a painter.

I play with each painting, trying colour combinations. 
This technique [schhh, artist secret…] which I’ve occasionally used before, enables me to experiment freely, without concern, with the colours and forms.

Titanic’s “Plymouth Harbour” painting, a detail.

When one looks best I used the same colours on the other so they will be very similar, “down to the last wave top and seagull” my client demanded.

Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour, progress 08.03.19.

Page Update 14.04.2019

Titanic, Plymouth
Titanic’s grand painting “Plymouth Harbour” completed after 700 + hours of artwork.

 The Belfast Titanic Society journal No. 63. 

Titanic, paintings
An article in the Belfast Titanic Society journal No. 63 Titanic’s masterpiece.
Titanic, lost paintings
Titanic’ masterpiece part 2, Titanic’s masterpiece, courtesy of the Belfast Titanic Society.

To own this painting the definitive version of Titanic’s “Plymouth Harbour” is to own, to take a front seat in Titanic’s history and you can be certain, I’ll never paint another of Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour”.

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This fine painting splendidly represents the spirit of The Titanic, optimism, confidence, grandeur.

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Titanic’s Plymouth Harbour, 79.5 x 172 cm (31 3/5″ x 68″) is outstanding among unique paintings.

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