Totteridge Gallery : Fine Art

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Don Butlin

Don Butlin is noted for his seascapes of the East coast of England, and paintings of coastal fishing and fisherman. He studied at Northampton School of Art under W. F. Burton, and exhibited at the RSMA and elsewhere, and painted yachts on commission from owners. Don Butlin has lived in Colchester and Mersea.

'Northdown' off Harwich

Donald Everard (Don) Butlin: 'Northdown' off Harwich

The 'Northdown' is an 86 ton Thames Sailing Barge built in Whitstable by Anderson Rigden in 1924. It was the last wooden barge built by the firm, and reputedly the last built in England. In 1991 she went to the Port Musée (Maritime Museum) in Douarnenez, France, but by 2016 she was to be found in a mud berth away from the Museum. As well as being a cargo boat, she spent some time as a houseboat, and was the winner of several keenly contested races.
Artist Donald Everard (Don) Butlin (English, b. 1929)
Exhibited: RSMA, Colchester Art Society
Title 'Northdown' off Harwich
Medium Painting. Oil on Canvas.
Size 22 x 18 inches, 56 x 46 cm.
Details Signed and dated '82. Further signed, titled and dated June 1982 verso. Colchester Art Society and Mall Galleries exhibition labels verso.
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