Anson, The Last Buccaneer : Anson’s Centurion and the largest treasure ever taken at sea.
50 x 81 cm (20″ x 32″), original Sold
An early Frickers painting (sold 1991) and one with a very strong story.
The website page is https://www.frickers.co.uk/…/centurion-commodore…/
Anson’s ship was the only one of the squadron to complete the most dramatic of circumnavigations.
A bit of the story which includes, but this only a fraction of the tale, the taking of the largest treasure of all time at sea.
It is said that 1/3 of the bullion in the Bank of England today came from Anson’s voyage, 14 wagon loads.
Anson and HMS Centurion returned after 4 years having been given up as lost, with sails made of pure silk, in the Bay of Biscay, sailing right through the middle of a French fleet in thick fog.
Anson’s voyage, the full story can be found in the excellent book by Heaps, Log of the “Centurion”
National Maritime Museum
Update 13.06.2021 :
From the Facebook page Traditional Sail Worldwide, Roger Leach tells us there is a book named ‘Manila Galleon’? Thank you for mentioning this book Roger. I’ve not read this book although I do know a bit about the subject. A favourite target for buccaneers, said to be impervious to cannon fire. The Manila Galleon attacked by Centurion was typical of the type. I made a painting of the action (no photo available at present), which is long astern sold. Her people defended bravely but stood no chance against a custom built 64 gun British warship. At one point Centurion, her men very confident of the outcome, actually coolly ceased shooting to give the Spaniards time to put out a fire. I researched and found the book contains as Roger wrote, a great story, also an annotated list of the galleons sailing between the Philippines and Mexico from 1565 to 1815. Amazon claims : Manila Galleon by E. Van Wyck Mason, “For anyone in the least bit interested in maritime history this book is a classic and a ‘must read’ ” .
Hardcover $89, one available. There are rave reviews. 🤭⚓.
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