Carracks, Portuguese, Gironde

 Carracks arriving in the Gironde

Portuguese carrack fleet entering the Gironde, Bordeaux estuary.

by Gordon Frickers 48 x 61 cm (19″ x 24″), oils. Price on application.

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In days gone by huge fleets arrived to collect the fine wines of Bordeaux, wines still shipped to every European port, probably every European city and are increasingly, world wide.

It was newly developed, stronger ship like these Carracks that gave the Portuguese and Spanish their opportunity open the high seas to European and eventually world shipping and commerce.

Adding to the investment value of this painting, “The Coming of the Cross”, the book cover will be illustrated by this painting.
Following the success of “
The Corsair”, now a best seller in Arabic and English (ISBN 978-99921-94-72-0) the publishers have asked to use the same artist for the whole series, that’s me folks !.

The cross in various forms was a normal emblem on European ships for many centuries helping identify friend and foe, Christian from Muslim.

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