HMS Racehorse

Racehorse‘, a new painting for my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar Collection’.

HMS Racehorse

HMS Racehorse, painting bGordon Frickers

If you are looking for the very best in marine art, you have found it here:  75 x 100 cm (29.5″ x 39″), Oils, available.

Full titled by Peter Goodwin,   “HM Sloop Racehorse, North Sea storm, Arctic expedition 1773.
Subtitle “‘Put Preventer Gammoning upon the Bowsprit’, Friday 17 September.” The moment is taken directly from the ship’s log book.

HM Sloop Racehorse, North Sea Storm, Arctic Expedition 1773

Peter Goodwin, former ‘Keeper and Curator, HMS Victory‘, author of 17 naval books, wrote “This is unbelievably impressive; I can feel the gratings in the ship’s head dropping from under my feet as the ship lunges into another trough of sea and temporarily unbalanced my legs anticipate the next lurch as I struggle with the other men as they ‘put a preventer gammoning on the bowsprit“.

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Racehorse as seen from here is complete aside from some minor rigging and a tidy up.
The dimensions match my now famous “I Have Urgent Dispatches”.
This painting was produced in cooperation with the distinguished naval author Peter Goodwin for his new book “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage” to be published by Bloomsbury next year (Spring 2018).
We have chosen to give an insight into shipboard work in a gale, pre Health and Safety rules…
For your further enjoyment discover it via the ‘Further Reading’ link below.

Racehorse 98 % complete, detail 17.11.17

You can discover more vai the Further Reading link Further reading


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More here as and when I can, follow, enjoy.

GSAF, 24.03.2017

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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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