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Orient Line's ORCADES coming up to the Orient berth in Tilbury c. 1938. She is assisted forward by the tugs CONTEST and GONDIA.... and BEAM astern. On the P&O berth, the COMORIN wearing her new livery.

Oil on panel, 24 x 36 inches.
Signed and dated 2012.

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Hello Stephen,
As promised,a nostalgic scene depicting Tilbury Docks prewar.
Graceful liners,well known Gravesend based tugs,red dockside sheds with black corrugated roofs.
Magnificent!! With a sailing barge to add magic to it all.
Well done...
Best regards,
Stan
 

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Gentlemen,

Thanks your kind comments. I wish I'd have more material on Tilbury Docks... and sheds and cranes of the pre war period. A bit of guesswork here and there. The spritsail bardge is named CANDIDE.... for no reason that I was watching 'Secret Army'... and the story takes place in Belgium at the Restaurant Candide! Biggest good.... painting the starboard sside light red on GONDIA... a last minute rescue.

Stephen
 

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Stunning, Stephen. Again, a real inspiration to keep going for all of us. Many thanks for showing this wonderful pic.

Deebee
 

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Magnificent, Stephen. Your light touch when painting is always a source of wonder to me. All your ships look as if they LOVE being afloat - and they float lightly, in proportion to your touch. This is a splendid scene - so many different types and designs of vessel, but they all add to the glory of the 'Orcades' as the star of the show. Donald.
 

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Is the exhibition this weekend Stephen, or have I got that completely wrong? If so I'm sure it'll be a huge success.
 

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Donald,

Thanks.... this painting will indeed be the 'star' of the exhibition!

Charlie, Show open at 5.30 Thursday. Govenor Ferguson is opening the event. Am still working on the last three pieces. I guess they will be hung about fifteen minutes before opening. Then I have to be 'sociable' for about two hours... and then I'll be taking a very large... something... wish I could lay my hands on a Caol Islay!!!!

Stephen
 

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AS USUAL STEPHEN MAGNIFICENT PAINTING. PITTY SHE WAS LOST IN THE WAR. SHE LOOKED VERY IDENTICAL TO THE ORION. THE SECOND ORIENT LINER TO BE PAINTED IN A CORN COLOUR HULL. GLAD SHE WAS NOT REPAINTED WHITE. GOOD LUCK STEPHEN WITH THE SHOW.
 

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