The Avon at Bristol with Clifton Wood seen from Sea Banks signed 'N. Pocock' (lower right) oil on canvas 44.4 x 66.6cm (17 1/2 x 26 1/4in).
EXHIBITED: Bristol Museums and Art Gallery, 27 March 26 October 1997 'From Bristol to the Sea' - Artists, the Avon Gorge and Bristol Harbour 1750-1950.
On the right a ship is being built in Lime Kiln Dock. The terrace of houses above the Hotwell Road obscures Thomas Goldney's garden buildings which are a prominent feature in Pococks etchings. Today the S.S. Great Britain would be just beyond the shed above the 40 oarsmen.
Francis Geenacre writes - 'it is always especially exciting to see Pococks that demonstrate so perfectly both his own experience as a mariner and ship's captain and the problems of getting a vessel into Bristol'.
We are grateful to Francis Geenacre for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.