HMS IRON DUKE, HMS VICTORY AND HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH - THREE GREAT FLAGSHIPS
(MP048). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953). Watercolour signed and dated 1920.
Limited Edition: 299
Standard print size: 18 x 9 ins (47 x 22 cms app).
Price band: £80-105
IRON DUKE entering Portsmouth dominates the centre forground of this painting; QUEEN ELIZABETH berthing alongside to the left, and over on the right and up towards Haslar Creek is VICTORY. All the usual Wood ingredients from the pink morning sky, the dockyard tug chugging up with its tow of ammunition lighters, the steam pinnace keeping station under IRON DUKE's port bridge wing; to the old barge with her red sails keeping well out of the fairway over on the right. All 3 warships are wearing the St George Crosses of flag officers.