Besides the portraits and pictures of battleships at sea there were some contemporary work on display alongside older pieces.
'Drawing Water' shows variations of this done in ink.
Ravenhead glassware. The subject matter also had resonance for me - my grandfather was a pattern-maker there ( he was involved with the refit of Queen Mary) and my dad an apprentice , going to evening classes to get a HND in engineering.
Scattered around several rooms were the paintings of Herbert Barnard John Everett who apparently has the largest number of paintings in public collections of any artist! Definitely worth finding out more about - I loved his stylised designs and colour
But enough of looking at paintings , I was determined to do at least some drawing, attempting from a dark corner to draw this 'Scare devil' from the Nicobar Islands . Difficult foreshortening and poor lighting means he looks more like Noddy than a power figure!