Solent Fort and Helicopter (1953)
Photo: the Collector      
© the Collector

Solent Fort and Helicopter

1953

Four Palmerston seaforts were built across the Solent from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight around 1860. They were designed, along with other land based forts, to protect the Royal Navy port of Portsmouth from a perceived threat from the French navy.  This one is Spitbank Fort, now a luxury hotel.

The seaforts were the main subject in a number of Richard's paintings, and an incidental subject in a few others. See the links below to the other works.

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Provenance

ACQUIRED | 1953

bought by private collector for £40

BEQUEATHED | [unknown date]

to a member of the family

IN COLLECTION | 2021

Private Collection

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Provenance:

  • ACQUIRED - 1953 - bought by private collector for £40
  • BEQUEATHED - [unknown date] - to a member of the family
  • IN COLLECTION - 2021 - Private Collection

Exhibitions:

  • None recorded.

Notes:

  • None recorded.

Sketches  

1953-06-14 - Sketch-0362

1953-06-14 - Sketch-0362
Image © Richard Eurich Paintings

Related  

Solent Fort (1954)

Image © Christie's

 

Solent Fort (1936)

Image © Christie's

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