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Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings - Cheshire Antiques Consultant Ltd
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Marine Oil Painting HMS Vanguard Battleship Launched 1944 By George Cummings

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  • Conquer the waves with this stunning Marine Oil Painting of the HMS Vanguard Battleship launched during WW2 in 1944 by George Cummings. Experience the thrill of battle and honor the courageousness of those who served with this bold and inspiring piece. Don't miss out on this nautical  masterpiece!

  • Impress your clients & guests with this Battleship which is so captivating.
  • Style Realism.
  • Title “Battleship HMS Vanguard” by George Cummings”
  • Subject marine view depicting HMS Vanguard in side profile steaming along towards the left on sea trials on the high choppy seas. Flying the saint george ensign flag towards the stern, Bearing guns on turrets forward and aft, the last ever battleship to be built. Iconic moment in history. In the distance to the right another cruiser ship is also steaming along in companion, above a mix of manky cloudy grey sky with some lighter areas of blue shining through. The ship and sea looks so real
  • Distinctly signed by known artist George Cummings, in our opinion this is among his finest marine works.
  • Circa late end of 20th century dated 1993.
  • A great display size with the frame being 83 cm wide and 53 cm high.
  • Medium oil on board.
  • Set in original silver painted frame.
  • With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display. 
  • George R. Cummings is a known British Postwar & Contemporary artist he was born in the year 1932 in Edinburgh. His paintings have been exhibited and sold at galleries. & auctions around the world like Christie's. Cummings first travelled to South Georgia as a Mess Boy when he was employed to work on the factory ship Southern Harvester in the year 1947 for Antarctica Whaling.
  • He gained first hand knowledge and great experience onboard ships which are now part of maritime history came back on the same vessel the following season & did the same  in 1960 to 1961 on the ship called the Southern Venturer. Cummings is known to be presently the Chairman of the Salvesen Ex Whalers Club which is based in Edinburgh. He is an exceptional marine nautical painter, he loves to concentrate on Antarctic and maritime scenes, he also has donated paintings to the South Georgia Museum.
  • His paintings can also be seen in whaling museums around the globe. Whaling Industry principally the Kendall Whaling Museum, Sharon, Boston, U.S.A., Chr. Christensen's Hvalfangst Museum Sandefjord, Norway and the South Georgia Whaling Museum. His works are accurately detailed. In 1995  he was awarded the L.Bryne Waterman Award at the 20th Annual Whaling History Symposium by L. Byrne Waterman and Kendall Whaling Museum Director Stuart M. Frank for depicting an accurate pictorial record of the whaling industry ships. He has also given slide lectures relating to modern whaling industry at various museums around the he United States, including the Kendall whaling Museum at Sharon, Massachusetts and The Mariners Museum at Newport News, Virginia.
  • Having such beautiful detailed perspective to the ship.
  • Ship biography HMS Vanguard was a British fast battleship built during the Second World War and commissioned after the war ended. She was the largest and fastest of the Royal Navy's battleships, the only ship of her class, and the last battleship to be built. The Royal Navy anticipated being outnumbered by the combined German and Japanese battleships in the early 1940s, and had therefore started building the Lion-class battleships. However, the time-consuming construction of the triple-16-inch (406 mm) turrets for the Lion class would delay their completion until 1943 at the earliest. The British had enough 15-inch (381 mm) guns and turrets in storage to allow one ship of a modified Lion-class design with four twin-15-inch turrets to be completed faster than the Lion-class vessels that had already been laid down. Work on Vanguard was started and stopped several times during the war, and her design was revised several times during her construction to reflect war experience. These stoppages and changes prevented her from being completed before the end of the war.
  • Vanguard's first task after completing her sea trial at the end of 1946 was, early the next year, to convey King George VI and his family on the first Royal Tour of South Africa by a reigning monarch. While refitting after her return, she was selected for another Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in 1948. This was cancelled due to King George's declining health and Vanguard briefly became flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet in early 1949. After her return home in mid-1949, she became flagship of the Home Fleet Training Squadron.
  • Throughout her career, the battleship usually served as the flagship of any unit to which she was assigned. During the early 1950s, Vanguard was involved in a number of training exercises with NATO forces. In 1953 she participated in Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Review. While she was refitting in 1955, the Admiralty announced that the ship was going to be put into reserve upon completion of the work. Vanguard was sold for scrap and was broken up beginning in 1960.
  • Name Vanguard Ordered in 14 March 1941. Builder John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland. Cost £11,530,503, yard number 567, laid down 2 October 1941. Launched on 30 November 1944 & commissioned 12 May 1946. Type Fast battleship, Displacement  44,500 long tons (45,200 t) (standard) 51,420 long tons (52,250 t) (deep load). Length 814 ft 4 in (248.2 m) (o/a), beam 108 ft (32.9 m), draught  36 ft (11 m) (deep load), installed power 8 admiralty 3-drum boilers, 130,000 shp (97,000 kW).
  • Propulsion 4 shafts; 4 steam turbine sets, speed 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph). Range 8,250 nautical miles (15,280 km; 9,490 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph). Complement 1,975. Armament 4 × twin 15 in (381 mm) guns also 8 × twin 5.25 in (133 mm) dual-purpose guns 10 × sextuple, 1 × twin, 11 × single 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors AA guns. Armour  Belt: 4.5–14 in (114–356 mm) Deck: 2.5–6 in (64–152 mm), barbettes: 11–13 in (279–330 mm). Gun turrets: 7–13 in (178–330 mm). Conning tower: 2–3 in (51–76 mm). Bulkheads: 4–12 in (102–305 mm). Decommissioned    7 June 1960. Identification Pennant number: 23.
  • Provenance from a private collection, Scottish auction label verso & in collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant.
  • Such an intriguing pleasing scene to the eye. 
  • Incredible conversation piece for your guests. 
  • A superb nautical collectors item such a great Christmas gift. 
  • We only select & sell paintings based upon quality & significance. 
  • We provide our clients with friendly professional customer service. 
  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine used condition. 
  • The front painting surface is in good overall order.Having some foxing stains in places, the frame having various wear, scuffs, scratches, stains & losses commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (53 cm) 
Width (83 cm) 
Length depth thickness of frame (1.5 cm)


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