Reuben Chappell (British, 1870-1940) An important archive of watercolours and drawings.
The Artist's source sketchbook, depicting in pencil and watercolour the vital details from various vessels painted. approx 33pp. Another folio, with reproductions of various ship portraits commissioned.
A collection of three certificates of Merit for Drawing dated 1890.
A collection of watercolour sketches depicting Chappell's proposals for mine and torpedo counter measures for Battleships, submitted to the Admiralty in 1915, plus their response. together with further anti Zeppelin proposals.
A collection of completed and unfinished ship portraits, unframed and unsigned:
The ship Carnedo, the ship Howth, the Everard coaster Amenity, the Topsail schooner Ellen of Thuro, an unnamed Topsail schooner, the steamer Stoudsholm, the Liner Royal George, the Dutch coaster Adelaar of Rotterdam, the schooner Mervina in a storm (torn) the seven mast schooner Thomas Lawson.
Also an important photo album, originally the property of Captain Vivien Millett, of the clipper Cutty Sark depicting the vessel on her return to Falmouth after purchase by Captain Dowmnan, and a trip to Fowey Regatta with Captain Woodget on board.