White sailing ship – three masts

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Painted in oil on paper this work depicts a three-masted sailing ship passing a headland and lighthouse. Apart from some small areas of green this work is executed solely in white paint, perhaps indicating the limited range of materials available to Wallis.

Wallis was an ex-mariner and retired marine scrap merchant living in St Ives when he painted this work. He began painting in 1925 at the age of 70. Due to his financial difficulties his works are predominantly painted on pieces of card, board and paper collected as scrap.

The Pier Arts Centre



White sailing ship – three masts




oil on paper


H 22.3 x W 36 cm

Accession number

PAC 62

Acquisition method

gift from Margaret Gardiner, 1979

Work type


Inscription description

1. 'A WALLIS'. 2. 'ALFRED WALLIS'. 3. exhibition label for Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums (Pier Gallery Collection 1978).


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