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Of gold leaf

I was delighted to welcome Monsieur Gilbert Duval, deputy mayor of Théhillac, France, a retired artisan, a friend with a shared interest in French wines, who used to own a foundry that was particularly noted for exquisite brass works.

Samuel Plimsol, clipper
Gilbert Duval with the unfinished frame

Monsieur Duval had been given a beautiful, antique small frame to restore with new gold leaf and having long admired my #painting “Plymouth, Emigration“, he asked me to paint this miniature measuring a petite 19.6 x 24.8 cm (7¾” x 9¾”)

Thus we have the clipper ship “Samuel Plimsoll” at Plymouth loading migrants.

Discover more on page Plymouth, Samuel Plimsoll

 

[This Gordon Frickers, art signature is on all my more recent paintings]

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