|Bargee by G L Wheeldon [1913-2006]|
The only other picture that I could find is an antique etching of a working barge. For some reason, I bought this for Stu's birthday many years ago. It is his birthday today and it made me think of this print.
We have had it displayed in two different houses, in Staffordshire and now Derbyshire, for about twenty years. It is an etching by Arthur Willmore [1818-1888] of an original drawing by Henry Warren [1794-1879]. These artists must have worked closely together as Warren has named the barge in the picture "Warren Wilmore & Co." The location is a stretch of the Trent near Wychnor (between Barton and Alrewas). I can remember walking the tow path after I bought it and it looking much the same. It's a fine print and will also fit nicely with Lucy Belle.