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A French Perspective

L’Hermione frégate de le Marquis de Lafayette.

L’Hermione frégate
762 x 1219 cm (30″ x 48″), price on application.
I’ve made some subtle yet significant changes to the colours 🎨of this splendid painting hence representing it here for your pleasure. 🙂
This is the second painting I’ve improved recently, taking very good and making it still better, a painting looking at the ‘Nelson Theme’, as seen via my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar series’.

Hermione played a significant role during the American War of Independence, a war which also saw the young Horatio Nelson promoted to command a frigate.
L'Hermione, detail
L’Hermione frégate, detail
L’Hermione 🇫🇷 frégate, found fame enjoying a distinguished career, most notably conveying Le Marquis de Lafayette to General Washington 🇺🇸.
Today Hermione sails again as a splendid replica.


were a young captain’s dream ship offering independent command, fame and good chances for prize money.
Fast, manoeuvrable, single main gun deck ships frégates were intended for patrols, scouting, as couriers and to be the eyes of a fleet.
If you’d like to see and read more visit my website pages starting with page https://www.frickers.co.uk/…/lhermione-la-fregate-de…/
As true today as it was then, and a reason I created this painting, Le Marquis de Lafayette, a French idealist supporting American War of Independence said
“So that freedom lives, men will always have to stand up and fight against indifference and resignation.” 🙂 ⚓ 🇫🇷 🇺🇸
This Gordon Frickers art signature is on all my more recent paintings.

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