In 1997, construction of a full size replica ship was started in Rochefort sur mer near la Rochelle on the Atlantic coast of France.
Tales of Arabian nights, I am privileged to make a ‘sort of’ contribution… At the publisher’s request further minor changes to my painting of a Portuguese Carrack. This type of vessel you may recall was the Portuguese deep sea ship.
Thanks to Myriam Vigolroux I had a very interesting visit to the Archive of Gaillac, I’ll return and follow up the leads.
I am delighted to be able to say to Iain Ballantyne (Author of Hunter Killers ISBN 978-1-4091-4418-2), thanks for including the article and picture about my painting for Pete Goss in your presitgious Magazine Warships International Fleet Review.
The result is a picture of ‘Spirit of Mystery’ revealed in a way no camera could offer, labouring in huge majestic waves with a dangerous cross sea, truly reminiscent of Pete’s voyage and that of the original crew, whose Captain Richard Nicholls wrote in their log on 6th March 1855: “A terrific gale of wind – heaviest so far experienced. Our gallant little boat rides the mountains of sea remarkably well.”
A painting for Pete Goss newly available as a Limited Edition signed print, price £ 147.00, framed, £294.00 inc P&P.
I varnished an ‘old friend’ today in preperation for its storage… “Lapérouse Entering Botany Bay” is not yet on my web site.