16" x 12" including frame
For many years my partner and I travelled the inland waterways in our narrowboat Merganser. This Batik painting is of my own 'Buckby Can' which I used to water the flowers and veg I had in tubs along the length of the boat's roof. Buckby Cans were traditionally carried as water cans on all old working boats.
I bought mine in the shop I used to sell to, at the Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks in the late 1980's. It was one of a few remaining cans they had left that were painted by a very talented canal artist - but I didn't write down her name! Does anyone recognise her work? I'd love to know who she is. I still have the can, although the narrowboat (and the partner) are long since gone.
The original framed Batik 'Buckby Can' was among work stolen, from an an exhibition I had at Manchester Central Library in the early 1990's. I got paid out by the insurance but I always wondered where it ended up, I hope with someone who appreciates it!