The Musée Lapérouse in Albi and my painting of the famous explorer Lapérouse, his ships and their great adventure.
A story I have been meaning to relate for the past couple of years.
I am prompted by the pleasure of Philippe De Laperouse, a descendent living in the USA connecting with me via Facebook.
This painting is at the time of my writing, the only meticulously researched, accurate portrayal of the Lapérouse and First Fleet ships and the approach to Botany Bay, the only authentic representation of the scene.
Consequently the museum staff asked to see my painting of “Lapérouse Entering Botany Bay” so I left the painting with them for a few days.
I was told they would love to add this work of art to their display however the museum was in the process of moving to larger premises thus no funds were available; then along came Covid 19 …