~ William Edward Atkins 1842-1910 Watercolour Of Portsmouth Harbour ~
The watercolour depicts a sweeping panorama of Royal Navy ships from around 1880 looking Northwards in Portsmouth Harbour.
The ship depicted in the foreground is HMS St. Vincent.
The hulk behind her is probably HMS Excellent, then used as a gunnery training school.
There are two broadside ironclads, probably of the Prince Consort class, to the right and a small coastal monitor turret ship to the left as well as numerous other craft.
The water colour is unsigned (it may possibly be under the mount) but we are very certain it is the work of W. E. Atkins having had plenty of his other works pass through our hands.
The watercolour is presented in a lined, single mounted glazed frame titled “Portsmouth Harbour”.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in excellent order, the frame a little worn.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame measures 68 cm (27.5 inches) wide and 49 cm (19 inches) tall.
The actual exposed watercolour measures 51 cm (20 inches) wide and 32 cm (12.5 inches) tall.
It weighs 2.8 Kg.