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VINCENT DEE: Portrait of Gary Roberts with model Clyde Puffer ©2019 (Watercolour, 53 x 63 cm.)

For many years Gary and his wife Pauline Roberts have displayed Gary’s model boats at the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.

This hand-crafted Clyde Puffer was Gary’s first model and although all the others live in the shed, the VINCENT DEE has pride of place inside their home in Glen Orchy, Tasmania.

Apparently there are only a few operational Clyde Puffers in existence, but these little Scottish-built cargo vessels once provided a vital supply link around the west coast and Hebrides of Scotland.

In Tasmania – a world away from the Scottish Forth and Clyde canals, Gary’s scale model VINCENT DEE is a fine tribute to his late father Vincent. D. Roberts.

Source: Clyde Puffer WikipediaThe coal-fired cargo vessels known as Clyde Puffers once provided a vital supply link around the West Coast and Hebrides of Scotland.





The original artwork is on high quality heavy-weight French Arches paper, comes with certificate of authenticity and is tastefully framed with navy blue mount, gold beading, and rich timer frame with non-reflective glass. Also available as museum quality giclee print on paper or unstretched linen canvas to your preferred size.