“Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn_french_perspective.html and “Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” http://frickers.co.uk/marine-art/dispute_settled.html, one copy of each sold via the web site so a busy day today preparing them.
This was the first copy of “Trafalgar Dawn the French Perspective” to be sold and very appropriately to the person who gave me the most encouragement to paint this awesome scene.
Trafalgar! A painting in progress shown here on Trafalgar day, 21st of October, the battle of Trafalgar called by the French “Le catastrophe de Trafalgar”.
The battle of Trafalgar, an event which changed world history and Napoleon Bonaparte said did not happen also saw the heroic death of the British hero Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson.
HMS Pickle, the schooner Pickle, The Pickle the ship that famously carried the news of Trafalgar to England and the Admiralty; I heard last week that the original of I have urgent dispatches is up for sale.
Now to be sold separately, a change of plan, sold separately from the rest of the owners Victory 2005 collection which I hear has a prospective buyer for the rest of the collection.
I’m not sure how much the owners want for it, my impression is 10 to 15,000 pounds, which is about 15 to 23 thousand USD.
This is the renowned marine painting, reproduced in several learned books and considered by some leading experts the definitive marine painting of HMS Pickle, a painting from which even the prints have created a history with copies going to among others, Princess Anne, The Princess Royal, The Royal Naval Air Service and the New York Yacht Club!
I have urgent dispatches is still available as a prestige limited edition.
Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain is beginning to reveal how the final marine painting will look.
There have been some significant developments in this marine painting including Gordon Frickers is able to be the first, here to show some results of collaboration, new research into the quality of the bright yellow preferred by Nelson on his ships, more on that below…
Several interesting emails today, all 3 enquiries for marine paintings (not marine prints) about Nelson and Trafalgar.
Curiously this makes 3 enquiries for that sort of painting in the past week…
Seems a bit like the old joke about waiting for buses?
Of course, followers of this blog will know, Gordon has a new marine painting on that subject, Nelson at Gibraltar, in production (hence insert pop up pic here) at this moment and another, a new version of Trafalgar Dawn, almost ready to start.
Food for thought for artists? What do you think of this?
G. I have sent you my first draft of my explication for my new (landscape painting) works.
I can barely keep, up with it!
This is one of those days which reminds me of the debt we owe those who went before us to build our world.
The marine painting “Trafalgar Dawn” still haunts me (available in prints see http://www.frickers.co.uk/marine-art/trafalgar_dawn.html).
I am planning a new piece of marine art, the opposite view.
Today was very 21st century though.
The ship model of HMS Victory by Bob Pearce is definitely still for sale
Bob has just emailed me to confirm this, the case size and price. If interested in this rare chance to obtain a fine ship model of Victory in her Trafalgar 1805 condition, contact this web site or phone Bob Pearce.