Belle Poule, Étoile

Belle Poule et Etoile,

Belle Poule et Etoile,

A rare watercolour measuring 33 x 21,5 cms, (8,5” x 13”), in the collection of M. & Mme J. Linquette of Brest.
This is the sort of quality you can expect if you commission a water colour. It is but rarely I paint in watercolours. Oils are THE classic medium however watercolour has its own charm and is often less expensive.
Painted back in 1995 after seeing this fine pair of schooners, built 1932, owned by the Marine Nationale Ecole Navale, operated as training vessels, they have an unusual history.

Belle Poule et Etoile, detail 1

Belle Poule et Etoile, detail 1

I’m not sure if they were at Dunkirk, certainly they did rescue many soldiers from France, under fire, in 1940.
These schooner’s design is based on fast fishing schooners.
“Étoile” translates as “star”.

‘Belle Poule’ has a charming connection with Toulouse in SW France.
“Belle Poule” is said to derive from an incident in 1533.

To acquire or commission a similar painting, simple, secure, place a deposit or payment on our Payment page for your Gordon Frickers original painting (or in some cases a Heritage quality print) or feel free to

Contact Us

T: + 44 (0)1865 52 2435  Mobile 00 33 (0) 6 10 66 19 26

or Skype ‘gordonfrickers’

Email: artistfrickers at gmail.com

Further reading

Copyright 2017:

Copyright fees and our Terms are among the most generous on the Internet, don’t hesitate to ask for details  

T:+ 44 (0)1865 52 2435 

Email: artistfrickers at gmail.com,

Skype (gordonfrickers)

whatsapp, or phone M: + 33 (0)6 10 66 19 26

Gordon Frickers 27,08,2017 © updated

Be Sociable, Share!