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Painting of Douglas Bay fetches over £30,000 at London auction

Work by renowned maritime artist Joseph Heard

A painting of an early view of Douglas Bay has fetched over £30,000 at auction in London.

The work by renowned maritime artist Joseph Heard was painted in the 1840s and carried a pre-sale estimate of between fifteen and twenty thousand pounds.

The picture was part of the collection of former ENT surgeon Dr Sam Davidson of Liverpool, who - after retirement - became a maritime historian.

Alistair Laird, head of maritime pictures at Bonhams says it was a unique painting.

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