BERNARD MYERS (1925-2007)
Thames Sailing Barges - Pin Mill, Essex
signed B Myers (lower left); signed B Myers and titled (on the reverse); inscribed 11/6 O/C (P) BM 182 and titled (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas, unframed
31 x 41 cm (11 1/2 x 16 in)
This work is number 0387 from the Bernard Myers Archive
Although inscribed Essex on the reverse, Pin Mill is in fact in Suffolk, located on the Orwell, down stream from Ipswich, and upstream from Harwich and Felixstowe. Historically it was a busy port, known both as a centre for the repair and maintenance of Thames barges and for its smuggling. With still a very active sailing community, it has overseen a resurgence of interest in barges, hosting the annual Pin Mill Barge Match, now in its 59th year. As for the smuggling...
Estimated at £300 - £500