Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
Penarth Dock, South Wales - the heritage & legacy . . .

Volume Eight - Pre-Victorian to the present day - more aspects - Art and Artists of the Penarth Dock area . . .

George Ostrehan - A painting of 'The Docks Cardiff' featuring the three masted sailing ship the 'Bemrose' of the port of Derry.

George Ostrehan - A painting of 'The Docks Cardiff' featuring the three masted sailing ship the 'Bemrose' of the port of Derry. G. Ostreham had an address at 44, Charles Street, Cardiff as seen upon the postcard above. A little research into the artist's history revealed local connections with family members who were local clergy and George's work in the design of church windows in the Cardiff and Penarth area. He was formerly of Sunbury-on-Thames and is listed as an artist at the one hundredth and thirty-fifth Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts. The postcard is held within the Penarth Dock Collection. [001] [20180411]

1899 - Cogan - Gift of a Stained-Glass Window to the Church - 'On Friday last a beautiful centre light of cathedral glass was inserted in the east window of the Church of the Holy Nativity, Cogan. It is an Easter gift to the Church by Mr S. A. Brain. The design shows the figure of the Saviour on the cross, and is rich in colourful detail, the expression of the features being wonderfully faithful and impressive. The walls and battlements of Jerusalem form a distant background, and the entablature includes in the centre a crown, and on the other side the sun and moon, each rich in appropriate colours. Beneath the portraiture is the inscription, " God so loved the world," whilst at the base are the words, "To the Glory of God, Easter, 1899. F.E.B." The artist Mr G. Ostrehan, of Sunbury, is a brother of the Rev E. A. Ostrehan, curate of the Rev F. E. Williams, rector of the parish.' - Barry Dock News [140] [361] 14th April 1899.

1900 - Portrait of the Mayor of Cardiff - 'A portrait of the Mayor of Cardiff which has attracted a great deal of attention is exhibited at Mr. J. Howell's shop adjoining Lloyds Bank, in High-street. It has been done in oil by a clever young artist, Mr. George Ostrehan, who has frequently exhibited in the Royal Academy. He has a penchant for stained-glass and other ecclesiastical work, and his first attempt at private portraiture is that which is now shown at Cardiff. Those who have seen it are unanimous in their commendation.' - The Western Mail [036] [361] 13th August 1900.

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