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Shipping wine, Carracks arriving in the Gironde

 

Shipping wine, Carrack fleet entering the Gironde circa 1490  

Portuguese Carrack entering the Gironde cicra 1490
Portuguese Carrack entering the Gironde cicra 1490

by Gordon Frickers 48 x 61 cms (19″ x 24″), oils. Price of the original £1250.00 ex studio ex frame.  


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It is no secret that Bordeaux wines have been and still are shipped to every European port, probably every European city and are increasingly popular world wide.

In days gone by huge fleets arrived to collect the fine wines of Bordeaux.

The Coming of the Cross”, the bookcover 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.

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

To discover the finer points of of Carrack Fleet Entering the Gironde see below, further reading, main text.

 

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