Dumra, departing Bombay

“Dumra” in a rising South West monsoon

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Fine  marine painting  commissioned by a famous sailor, Sir Robin Knox Johnston by Gordon Frickers of Plymouth
50 x 81 cms (20″ x 32″), Oils, Commissioned to celebrate Robin’s earliest times at sea.

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This painting shows “Dumra” as Robin requested, in a rising South West monsoon, having just cast off her tugs.

Robin’s comment upon seeing this painting for the first time “A very good painting except not enough dead cows in the harbour” – RKJ

Robin started his sea going career as a cadet onboard “Dumra“.

In the background we see many sights familiar at the time, some still in place, the massive Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Hotel, local craft & 2 B.I. “I” class freighters.

It even shows the cabin window were Robin sweated out his early voyages, alas, only one dead cow shown in the harbour!

Bombay has reverted to its original name, Mumbai.

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