About this piece
Tipsy Boats – Giclee Print
This is an image of Beer which is situated on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site and its picturesque cliffs, including Beer Head, form part of the South West Coast Path. The name is not derived from the drink but from the old Anglo-Saxon word “bearu” (“grove”), referring to the original forestation that surrounded the town.
It is a pretty coastal village that grew up around a smugglers’ cove and caves which were once used to store contraband goods. Historically, the main sources of income for the village include fishing and lace production. Boats are winched up the beach as there is no harbour, and fresh fish is sold nearby. Nowadays small electrically driven winches using steel cables or tractors are located on the beach to haul boats in.
The shape of the coastline allowed local seafarers to operate in weather conditions when other towns could not, as it is protected from the prevailing westerly winds by Beer Head and the chalk cliffs which are the furthest outcrop of limestone on the SW coast.
This high quality giclee print is mounted (mount size 50.8 x 40.6cm) and will fit a standard readymade 20″ x 16″ frame.
This artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by the artist
The original painting has now been sold
This artwork is part of our Seascape Selection