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Deltaville Museum & artist John Barber announce sale of new print

“F.D. Crockett and the Steamer Piankatank off Stingray Point”

On sale this week are prints of John Morton Barber’s latest painting, “F.D. Crockett and the Steamer Piankatank off Stingray Point.”

These prints have come about through a collaboration between the artist and the Deltaville Maritime Museum. When Barber heard of the devastating fire at the Deltaville Maritime Museum last July, he immediately offered to create an original oil painting and donate the copyrights to the museum.

This Saturday, April 27, the print will be available for sale at the Deltaville Maritime Museum from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. during the Working Waterman’s Weekend festival. At all other times, the print will be available for sale at Nauti Nell’s in Deltaville.

Prices for the prints are as follows:  on paper, $195, image size 14” by 24”; on paper with the remarque, $695; and on canvas, $495, image size 16.5” by 28.5”. A portion of the purchase price may be tax deductible. All purchasers will be notified of the deductible amount at a later date.

“The Deltaville Maritime Museum is extremely grateful to Mr. Barber for his donation of the printing rights of his painting,” said Smith. “The funds generated by the sale of these prints will go a long way toward replacing the many artifacts lost in the fire.”  

“I’ve sailed to and from Deltaville for three decades, kept a number of boats there, and owned a home on Jackson Creek. With many friends and fond memories from those days, Deltaville is close to my heart,”  Barber said. 

For more information about purchasing the print, call Smith at 804-815-3102. The painting may be viewed on the museum’s website at 

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posted 04.24.2013

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