Merchant Sail

The Merchant sailing ship paintings introduced here via Gordon Frickers experience of this important subject including learning seamanship from some of the last Britons to work cargo under sail.

If you appreciate and are looking for the best in marine painting you have found it here.

As Gordon’s marine art here demonstrates, over the years Gordon Frickers has deepened his affinity for merchant sailing ships, painted many and sailed upon a few including ‘Maria Asumpta‘, at the time very 19th century in appearance and still capable of carrying cargo, Maria Asumpta was the oldest square rigger still sailing.

Shipping wine, Carracks arriving in the Gironde

Portuguese Carrack fleet entering the Gironde circa 1490
Portuguese Carrack fleet entering the Gironde circa 1490

Pearl fishermen working with a Sanbaq Dhow
Pearl fishermen working with a Sanbaq Dhow

Dhow and Dolphins
Dhow and Dolphins

The Golden Hinde
The Golden Hinde

"New and Old"
“New and Old”

Baghlah - the traditional deep-sea dhow
Baghlah – the traditional deep-sea dhow

Wind of Change
Wind of Change

"Jane Banks" entering Bermuda
Jane Banks” entering Bermuda

"Waterwitch" off Gribben Head, Cornwall
Waterwitch” off Gribben Head, Cornwall

Maria Asumpta entering Plymouth
Maria Asumpta entering Plymouth

"Rhoda Mary" and "Katie Cluett"
“Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett”

"Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark", "Last Departure"
“Ferriera” ex “Cutty Sark”, “Last Departure”

"Last Arrival"
“Last Arrival”

Tectona & Moyana off the Eddystone
Tectona & Moyana off the Eddystone

"Tectona, dawn off Bolt Head"
“Tectona, dawn off Bolt Head”

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10 May 2007, updated 10.03.2017, 20.09.2017

Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine

Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine

Marine Trades Association Member

Marine Trades Association Member

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