Three ships pencil and oil on card 11.6 x 21.5 cm. (4 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
PROVENANCE: Henry Gilbert Thence by descent to the present owner Private Collection, U.K.
Henry 'Gillie' Gilbert was the founder of the Wills Lane Gallery, architect and veteran of the St. Ives art scene. He was a crucial advocate in the career development of many of the now renowned moderns from the period including Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Bernard Leach. In later life he was a key component in the establishment of the town's artistic legacy as part of the St Ives Action Group which raised substantial funds for the building of Tate St. Ives.