“Word of Mouth“, a Nelson and Trafalgar painting well worth the price and more as an “after dinner” subject.
The Royal Navy’s most famous schooner HMS Pickle, described by Nelson as “ubiquitous”, is according to Cornish oral tradition sailing into legend.
1922, HMS VICTORY was this week, having been rammed afloat, hastily moved into No 2 Dock, Portsmouth to be preserved for the nation. My ‘Nelson & Trafalgar Collection’ was commissioned to help raise funds for Victory and R N Museum Portsmouth. The collection still remains never publicly exhibited, most of the paintings available. … Read more
This little schooner had survived, only just, 2 heavy gales in the Bay of Biscay, the date was the fourth of November 1805.
She conveyed on board the most momentous news of that decade as she arrived at Falmouth, England.
Her unlikely name now immortalised in history was HMS Pickle.This painting measures 48 x 61 cm (19″ x 24″), available, price upon application.
An interesting question raised on Facebook The sailing frigates, ship sloops and war brigs 1620-1870 Edward Zimmerman.
“What was the significance between Red and Blue?”
Flags are a complex subject with a long history.
To fly an incorrect flag, one you are not entitled to, is still punishable by law. Both flags he mentions, red and blue, have a long history.
In Nelson’s day Blue was used together with red, white and yellow to indicate the zone a ship thus the admiral in command, operated.
Many a would be marine artist has shown a wrong flag !
The 1805 Club of North America branch asked me to write an article on how “I Have Urgent Dispatches” came to be created.
This is the first time since we started all those years ago inspired by the late and much missed Nick Varley, that one of the most influential ‘Nelson’ society’s has asked to show this example from my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar Collection’.