The story of an historic moment, 4th November 1805, and the painting.
Pete Goss, the renowned small craft sailor (look him up on you tube etc) wrote:
I have always admired that painting (“Roaring Forties“, more on that below… was commissioned by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston) as it is one of the few paintings that for me captures the Southern Ocean in a small boat.
I would love a painting as George (Skinner) has suggested but don’t want to start something
that is beyond my budget and ends up dashing all our hopes.
The main reason this fine painting “The Port of Chester (1863)” was created was to influence & assist the Chester City Council to understand the facility which was up for re-development. If more councils had as much imagination we could redevelop our towns and cities with significantly more sensitivity. They should contact this artist!!! … Read more
“I have Urgent Dispatches”
A brief History of H M Schooner Pickle (Dec 1800 to 27 July 1808) – a ‘clever, fast schooner, coppered’.