I am now in the process of retrieving every single piece of documentation regarding Ramsgate art and artefacts and I will go through everything in fine detail over a period of time.
.This painting was on display in the Margate museum and it is now in storage. At the time it was displayed in the Margate museum because someone thought at the time the painting was of Margate harbour. I have now tracked down the person who painted it and have established its provenance.
The reply I got was as follows - Thanks Tony. The date in your article, 1981, sounds about right. I lived in Ramsgate at the time. I'd forgotten it but I think I painted it in acrylic from a photo I took myself. I don't recall what I painted on - it may have been heavy Bockingford watercolour paper, or Daler board, or even primed hardboard - I used various surfaces at the time and I'd have to look to see which. Actually I also painted a much larger work of the harbour (in portrait format, from the western outer harbour wall looking south into the harbour, featuring fishing boats in particular) which a 'friend' 'borrowed' to 'try to sell' for me. I never saw it again, or received any money for it. We didn't remain friends! I may have a photo of it somewhere that I could email you if you're interested - if you knew of it I'd like to see it again. I put weeks of work into it to achieve such fine detail. Regards, John Richard Davies
One thing I do not aim to do is hoard information.