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[DARWIN, Charles].
A fine coloured collotype print by JOHN CHANCELLOR, showing HMS Beagle in the Galapagos, taken from his original watercolour painting, published 1982, LIMITED EDITION of 850 copies, signed by the artist. SIZE - 18 3/4 x 28½ inches [48 x 72½ cms.], currently framed and glazed.


*The ship 'Beagle' is shown moored off James Island, on October 17th. 1835. The topographical view is taken from the coastal sketch ordered by 2nd.Lieut. Sullivan at the time. The details of the 'Beagle' were taken from Admiralty charts and records. The artist, JOHN CHANCELLOR (1925-1984), originally a merchant seaman, latterly chartered his own hydrographic survey vessel and on retirement became one of the foremost marine artists of the 20th. century. This painting of the 'Beagle' was one of his last productions - it took 500 hours of research and 750 hours at the easel, is meticulous in its detail and full of atmosphere and interest. The run of 850 copies was sold out within 12 months and has been keenly sought since then. It is used on the 'Beagle Project' and the CUP 'Darwin On-Line' web-sites and is also the foundation work for the building of a replica 'Beagle'. Chancellor took considerable trouble to find the best colour printer for the work and the copy offered here is in excellent, bright, condition. We will, of course, send images on request.

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Stock No. 56501

Price: 3,750.00