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Eric Erskine Campbell Tufnell"USS Vermont"
Watercolor and gouache on paper by the very well known British marine painter, Eric Erstine Campbell Tufnell. Circa 1950. Signed lower right. Titled lower left. Condition: Good. Newly professionally matted and framed in antique silver style frame. Overall 23 by 29 inches. We are offering for sale this excellent watercolour by the celebrated nautical artist Commander Eric Erskine Campbell Tufnell. Commander Eric Tufnell was born on 9th September 1888 at Bangalore in India. Joined H.M.S. Brittania as a cadet in 1903 and went to sea asa midshipman in 1904. Served in submarines 1909-1917 and then in anti-submarine work until 1919. He commanded several small ships in the Eastern Mediterranean and served in the Fleet Air Arm 1926-30. In 1938 he was recalled to the Navy for meteorological work in Colombo and left Ceylon in 1942, soon after the Japanese attack. Took up an apointment to the Naval Information Services, where he served until his retirement in 1946. Although he received no formal art training, his knowledge of the seas and skies proved of great help to him in his painting. His watercolours have often been on show at the Parker Gallery in London. He lived in Farnham, Surrey, where he died on the 18th July 1979 aged 91. He was a very prolific artist. (This biography courtesy of The Dictionary of British Artists by Grant M. Waters). Name: USS Vermont Namesake: Vermont Ordered: 29 April 1816 Builder: Boston Navy Yard Laid down: September 1818 Launched: 15 September 1848 Commissioned: 30 January 1862 Struck: 19 December 1901 Fate: Sold in 1902
- ArtistEric Erskine Campbell Tufnell (1888 - 1978, British)
- Creation YearCirca 1950
- Movement & Style
- Condition DetailsGood condition. Newly professionally matted and framed.
- DimensionsH 14.5 in. x W 20.75 in. x D 1 in.H 36.83 cm x W 52.71 cm x D 2.54 cm
- Gallery LocationSouthampton, NY
- Reference NumberLU1411676973
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