The Guernsey lifeboat Sir William Arnold painted by Roy Tubby is Gurnsey print 16. Sir William Arnold’ ON 1025 (52-02) was the first of the Arun class lifeboat on station. Named after one of Guernsey’s Bailiff’s, she was affectionately known to the lifeboat crew as ‘The Willie’. The Sir William Arnold was probably the most successful lifeboat ever to be stationed in Guernsey, completing over 600 services. Many of her crew were decorated for gallantry. The hope that the sight of the Arun class lifeboat has given to many sailors is reflected in this stormy scene rounding the Hanois.
Ray, the artist’s son said the following about this picture. “Both these pictures were painted in tribute to the brave men of the RNLI after the tragic loss of the Prosperity on our west coast . Dad always had the greatest respect for the guys from the life boat especially as a few year earlier they had come to the rescue of dad and myself but that is another story.”
It will make a great talking point for your lounge, dining room, boardroom, office – just about anywhere! It will also look great with other pictures by Roy that we have on sale.
This is a reproduction of a watercolour by Guernsey artist Roy Tubby. His family and his son, Ray Tubby, have generously given Safer use of the images for two years, so prints will be limited.
With the help of RAS Group Safer has been able to reproduce this art work to raise funds for the charity and thereby help victims of domestic abuse and their children. All money raised from the sale of the prints will assist Safer to help victims of domestic abuse in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
As we are grouping print runs please allow 28 days for delivery on this order.
This print is also available as a canvas reproduction.