Information sought about Spitfire oil painting

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Our reader Paul Ryan has recently bought this original oil painting from a shop in Salisbury. The painting, approx 30×39″ in size, depicts a ...

Our reader Paul Ryan has recently bought this original oil painting from a shop in Salisbury. The painting, approx 30×39″ in size, depicts a pair of Spitfires flying over a city gleaming through the clouds. The characteristic church tower which froms the central element of the scene has been identified as St Boltoph’s church in Boston, Lincolnshire.

The painting is signed ‘Tovey’. Unfortunately, any additional data about the artist or painting were not available.

Could anyone recognize the attached picture or its visual style and help us to learn more about the artist or the painting? Any input or comments would be greatly appreciated. Use the comment button below to share.

Image used by permission of Mr. Paul Ryan.

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By mark tovey  |  2012-10-20 at 11:32  |  permalink

the picture was painted by my late father – keith tovey
he lived near boston lincolnshire. if you would like any more details, i would be pleased to help.

By Duncan Emmett  |  2013-08-08 at 15:16  |  permalink

Mark, sad to read that your father has passed on. I have on my walls two examples your father’s work, A large oil on canvas and a smaller and rather nice watercolour. Both acquired separately in the early 1980s and are still very much appreciated and enjoyed.

Would very much appreciate a word with you, and if you are comfortable with that please feel free to get in touch: duncan@molebegone.co.uk

Rgds, Duncan

By Lee Beresford  |  2015-03-18 at 19:21  |  permalink

hello,
I have a painting of your father’s keith tovey, of donkey chickens and goat.
I have been trying to find the value of this painting and was wondering if you could help me please.
Regards lee

By Fiona Woodward  |  2016-10-29 at 14:07  |  permalink

Hi Mark, we have recently found a print of one of your Father’s in a disused building in Boston. It is called Quiet Morning – The Haven, Boston,
We’d love to know more about your Father’s work and the print.
Thanks Fiona

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