The Newport Medievil Ship
The Newport Medievil Ship
The Newport Medievil Ship

PETER POWER (worked from c.1939)

"The Newport Medievil Ship"

1939 British

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Oil painting canvas in an 18th century gold frame.

The papers of the Earl Warwick, then ensconced at Raglan Castle grant safe passage to the ‘Marie de Bayonne’, and make arrangements for the off-loading and disposal of her cargo and ballast in readiness for repairs for which he sets aside £10.
This ship also features in a list of about a dozen vessels that regularly visited Bristol (which has good records of all visiting vessels) so we are in the right ball-park!
The issue is that we can’t prove it! Phil Cox suggested, an historical novel based around the life of this vessel could pick up all the known facts, and mingle them generously with some of our suppositions and come up with a complete quasi-history.

Robert Mitchell would title this Ship.

The Newport Medieval Ship
Thought to the
“Marie de Bayonne”

This gives you a name to work with until proved otherwise.
The £10 pounds clue allocated for repairs may well be the reason the ship fell on its side during repair work in the 14th century.

This an opinion not a statement of fact.
Where was the “Marie de Bayonne” constructed there may be records about that her name in France, Portugal or Spain, not sure.
I like the name and would run with it as the ship comes to life with “Marie de Bayonne”
I thought “Marie” may be in the name when I studied the coin found on the ship placed there during construction as it has a cross on one side similar to the one on “Santa Marie” mainsail.

Very good. Oil painting on linen on a London made pine wood stretcher.
Commissioned by the Newport Museum to create how a 14th century ship may have Looked.
Giclee reproductions can be purchased direct from the Medieval Ship Project in Newport. A large amount of money is required to find a new home to reconstruct all of the restored parts of the ship. If you can help with this venture contact Newport direct
Peter Power Exhibitions

1977. Exhibited paintings on railings at Green Park. Sold all and took 172 commissions with deposit’s paid from around the world.

1979. Exhibited on the railings at Green Park. Sold through Harry Farcus; an agent to Galleries in Beverly Hills, for several years.

1991. Naval Museum - Madrid – September/October, 7 Paintings Exhibited. Video issued by the Museum.

1992. NatWest Foundation Exhibition Center – Madrid 12 - 27 June.

1992. Museum Bellas Artes De Victoria - Pais Vasco – 1- 24 December. Video of the exhibition available.

1994. The Gallery Arcade Exhibition, Madrid. 1 - 30 June. Naval Events Cultural Exhibition. Sponsored by Omni Logic Telecommunication.

1999. Paintings Exhibited at the Triton Gallery, Torquay. Peter completed John Chancellors’ last painting after his death for the Triton Gallery.

2003. Paintings Exhibited at the Omell Gallery, West End, London.

2006. Mitchell Studio Gallery, Surrey.

2007 / 08. Armed Forces Art Exhibition London.

2007 / 08 / 09. Artist Riffle Exhibition at the Club House Bisley.


Peter Power
Artist and Marine Art Historian.

Peter was born in 1936 and spent his early career in the Army, serving with the Airborne Forces, mainly in the Middle East. In 1965 Peter settles in a village near Guildford with, and in his spare time began to develop his interest in painting with the inspiration of the Surrey countryside around him, In 1977 Peter began specialising in marine painting with occasional landscapes and with 172 private commissions on order he decided to give up his surveying career to paint full time.
The “Mary Rose Trust” and “Victory” Museum were both so impressed with Peters work that limited edition prints of major paintings, “THE MARY ROSE”, “VICTORY BREAKING THE LINE”, and “THE BATTLE of CAPE TRAFALGAR, have been produced and these, together with other reproductions of post cards, are sold at the respective museums and the Greenwich Maritime Museum.
Encouraged by Spanish collector Rafael Pedrosa living in Madrid, (an enthusiastic follower of Peters work), Peter started work in 1988 on six large oil paintings of Christopher Columbus’s famous Voyage of Discovery to the New World; the final painting was completed in May 1990. This group of paintings combine Peter’s outstanding artistic talent with historical and maritime accuracy. The six paintings are currently on loan to a Museum in Spain with an option to purchase for around one million pounds. Peter painted a group twelve oil paintings (“Famous Ships of History”) over a period of six years for Robert Mitchell
My first meeting with Peter was in 1980 and the high quality of his brush work and his attention to detail impressed me. I helped Peter to develop the atmospheric quality of the sea and sky in his oil paintings. Peter must be considered one of the finest marine painters of the late 20th century.

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