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Reuben Chappell: Pierhead Painter

Reuben Chappell (1870-1940) is one of the country’s best known ship portrait artists. This book traces his origins in Goole, Yorkshire where he painted British and foreign vessels that came up the Humber to this inland port. In 1904 he moved to Par, Cornwall where he continued to paint the many vessels that visited the china clay ports. Reuben Chappell was a highly industrious and talented ship portrait painter. Chappell worked in the tradition known as Pierhead Painting, now highly collectable, and this book is the first substantial publication about Chappell and his work.

This publication coincides with a major touring exhibition of Chappell’s work beginning at the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth in September 2006, and later at Goole Museum and Art Gallery.

Hardback. 160 pages. 245mm x 265mm.
Contains over 230 colour illustrations.
Published by First Light Publishing / Halsgrove.

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