“HM Sloop Racehorse, North Sea storm, Arctic expedition 1773″.
Subtitle ‘Put Preventer Gammoning upon the Bowsprit’ Friday 17 September’.
The moment shown is taken directly from the ship’s log book.
This painting has been produced ‘on speculation’ as an addition to my “Nelson and Trafalgar” Collection, a collection as yet never shown in its entirety in public, an opportunity waiting to happen.
The ship was as usual, carefully researched, the sea shows the influence upon me of my own sea time and studying great artists such as William Turner.
For completion, this painting only has to be framed.
I have a suitable hand made frame on order.
The painting Measures 75 x 100 cms (29.5″ x 39″).
My short term intention is for the painting to appear in Peter Goodwin’s next book due out next spring, “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage” (Publisher, Bloomsbury).
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’.
You can discover more on https://www.frickers.co.uk/art/marine-art/war-ships/the-trafalgar-collection/hms-racehorse/