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JOE SCARBOROUGH
Home  >  Artwork  >  Miscellaneous  >  Joe Scarborough  >  Barge Racing From Pin Mill
Barge Racing From Pin Mill Barge Racing From Pin Mill
Size  508 x 350 mm. Signed Numbered Giclée Print of 250.

Price £49.50
Signed And Numbered By Joe Scarborough

The tale of the picture by Joe Scarborough


The painting depicts the infamous coast of Suffolk. This coast is full of creeks,home to smugglers and the most famous wildlife.

However the painting is about an event of sailing barge racing, this annual event from Pin Mill. (These barges were responsible for carrying all the bricks and hay used in London.) Usually with a crew of two, a man and a boy, they race to the river Thames to finish at Battersea power station and so the race begins. They start at the famous pub (The Butt and Oyster). The wind takes them from the river Orwel into the threatening North Sea, already we see a swell approaching. The off shore wind fills the great red sails and the race is afoot.

On the shore climbing to the top of the painting we see Charity Farm, home of the Wrinch family. (The area farms pigs and sugar beet.) A beautiful Suffolk punch is served at the farm wherein a Christening occurs. The young boy will one day be sent to prep school across the river (we send our children to Eton), but ask yourself how will he fair; Eton or deck hand on the family boat “Thistle”? I don’t know and suspect you don’t either.

Now “Thistle” lays a wreck in gold hanger creek in one of the many smugglers coves.