You may want to keep this

By Gordon Frickers on January 15th, 2019

If you have a copy of this classic picture “Roaring Forties“, you may like to keep this with it.

Keep in mind the figure on the original is about 2 cm tall so what you are seeing is a remarkable enlargement.

Roaring Forties detail

for a brief inglorious moment there was me & two masts in sight & nothing but ocean in any direction for 2,000 miles“. ~ “I saw this grey beard approaching. It wasn’t the biggest, it looked dangerous. I leapt into the rigging to avoid being swept away” > Robin Knox-Johnston wrote that in a letter to me a few months after our first meeting.

Making history, the Golden Globe Race 1968/9.

my master printer who proudly keeps a large framed “Roaring Forties”, the only framed print on his studio wall, signed by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sent me the detail you can enjoy here, from the painting. 

Keep in mind the figure on the original is about 2 cm tall so what you are seeing is a remarkable enlargement.

Roaring Forties, the print

This particular ‘detail’ has never been shown like this before.

I’ve given the web pages of this classic story including the attached ‘Further Reading” a thorough editing and update.

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