Cape Trafalgar

At Cape Trafalgar

I’m reminded by post on the ‘Battle of Trafalgar’ Facebook page by Hari Singh Shekhawat of my visit to Cape Trafalgar with two French colleagues as part of my research while ‘Official Artist’ to HMS #Victory during the preparations for Trafalgar 200.

Cape Trafalgar, Michele Huve, Nichole Poullaouec

For me it felt a bit eerie to gaze at the seaward horizon and think of the 21st of October 1805.

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Trafalgar Port

Trafalgar Port

A Trafalgar surprise

Trafalgar Port
Port Presentation
Trafalgar and an unsought, unexpected thank you for a job well done.
Carefully packed, beautifully presented these vintage ports arrived by courier today 😃!
Two questions, why the gift and who to open these with ???
While I’m fond of red port I’ve never tried white port so this will be fun.

Why?

The Trafalgar Way : some way now well astern I was asked and honoured to be one of the judges of a national competition by The 1805 Club for children painting on the theme of ‘The Trafalgar Way’, a route now marked, celebrated and recommence on official Ordnance Survey maps.
The Trafalgar Way competition objective was to widen appreciation among children and their parents of the age of Nelson and of its place in our history upon which our lives are built .

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Leadership?

What is Leadership?
There are to many books and videos on this subject, many misleading.
Nelson’s Column
Most of those about Nelson fail despite frequent references to his leadership, to explain why Nelson was a great leader and how his character was moulded.
This painting, one of my ‘Nelson and Trafalgar’ series has never been pubilcly exhibited, a great opportunity for someone.

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Newsletter 8, Sea Fever and super yachts

Newsletter, Sea Fever and super yachts, The Marine Art of Gordon Frickers No. 8 © august 2009

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“I have urgent dispatches” picture in a new book; “I am a maritime historian and have been contracted to write a huge-format (about the size of an atlas) illustrated book on fighting ships 1750-1850. I am keen to include contemporary art and I am a great admirer of your image of the Pickle coming back after Trafalgar”.

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Marine print sales

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. trafalgar_french_all.jpg

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.

A_dispute_settled_IMG_3489_1_d.JPG “Rhoda Mary and Katie Cluett, a dispute settled” will be going to a descendant of one of the captains of the elegant schooner Katie Cluett.

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Trafalgar day 21.10.10

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.

Appropriately here is the battle of Trafalgar at approximately 06.20 as viewed from the French flagship; a painting in progress.TD_2_21.10.10_IMG_8792_d.JPG

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HM Schooner Pickle original for sale! ~ and late news of Nelson at Gibraltar

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!72_dpi_dispatches_with_texts__1_.png

I have urgent dispatches is still available as a prestige limited edition.

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Gibraltar, Nelson, HMS Minerve, HMS Captain, Laperouse and riddles

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…Gib_06.03.10_IMG_6964_d.jpg

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