The great race, HMS Pickle,

Pickle__approaching_the_Lizard_IMG_3107_1_d.jpg HMS Pickle sailed into history as the ship first with the news of Trafalgar; these paintings are intended to be a companion prints for our well known print of HMS Pickle racing to England.

A number of people said they would like a Pickle picture in calm weather so now we can offer alternatives of the pair.

These originals and sketches are open to offers – and my work needs an agent. Pickle__04.11.05_IMG_3088_1_d.jpg

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HMS Pickle, a Leading Seaman wrote to me today.

He has in Royal Navy speak been tasked to conduct a presentation on HMS Pickle as part of a command leadership programme to be given to senior officers.  72_dpi_dispatches_with_texts__1_.png

My connection with HMS Pickle goes back a long way and includes a lengthy commission for HMS Victory which resulted in some great pictures (several available as heritage prints from page

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Nelson's Pickle, first news of a new painting due soon

dispatches_with_texts__1_.pngFollowing a recent order for a large copy of the picture HMS Pickle carrying the news of Trafalgar including a remarque I wrote the following to describe the remaque and reveal a little known but interesting piece of history.

The picture in question is “I have urgent dispatches“.

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Reproduced here, an article kindly sent to us by Sally C McElwreath written by Rear Admiral Joeseph Callo USNR (Ret.) written for the authorative American magazine SEA HISTORY 132, AUTUMN 2010, (National Maritime Historical Society) which includes the renowned painting “I have urgent dispatches,” by Gordon Frickers, urgent_dispatches_in_framed.jpg

available as a signed numbered edition from page: ~ you can order easily and securely on line using PayPal.

I found the article most interesting including because it is at variance with some of my research into the story of HMS Pickle.

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