Item #69109 "The Treasure Ship" William M. TIMLIN.
"The Treasure Ship"

A Superb Timlin Watercolor TIMLIN, William M., [artist]. "The Treasure Ship". Full Description:

TIMLIN, William M.

"The Treasure Ship"

8220;The Treasure Ship.” Original pen, ink and watercolor painting. Titled and signed at lower left and marked with Timlin’s owl device. [N.d.: n.d.]. Image size: 21 x 14 1/4 inches; 535 x 365 mm. Matted, framed, and glazed. Framed size: 34 3/4 x 27 inches; 880 x 680 mm. Framed in a beautiful gilt frame. This painting is not attributed as an illustration to any known work, but it could be an unused image for "The Ship that Sailed to Mars."

Depicts the front half of a large galleon that is pulled up to the dock. There are three more boats coming into the dock in the distance. The main boat is flying an English flag and one of the three on the horizon is flying a pirate flag. There are a few people on the dock including some pirates. This is a beautiful original watercolor in tones of browns and blues.

William Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa in 1915, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which he is best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published "The Ship that Sailed to Mars", which he wrote, illustrated and produced himself. This has become a classic work. It has been asserted that the illustrations to this book put him in the top ten of fantasy illustrators with Rackham, Dulac, Nielsen and Goble.

HBS 69109.


Price: $15,000.00

Item #69109

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