Merchant Sail

Working sailing ship paintings introduced here via the Gordon Frickers paintings and yarns, my experience includes learning basic seamanship around the Thames and Medway Estuaries, from some of the last Britons to work cargo under sail. The same waters Drake, Cook and Nelson learned their small boat handling.

If you appreciate and are looking for the best in marine painting you have found it here.

Cutty Sark
Hyperlink > Krakatoa, clippers, available, £1,150.
Hyperlink > Pirates !, available £1500.

Shipping wine, Carracks arriving in the Gironde

Hyperlink > Laperouse entering Botany Bay, available, £4000. 
Hyperlink > Mayflower, Plymouth, & Sutton Harbour, SE view, No. 2 concept sketch, available, £130.

Portuguese Carrack fleet entering the Gironde circa 1490
Hyperlink > Portuguese Carrack fleet entering the Gironde,

available, £1200.

"Waterwitch" off Gribben Head, Cornwall

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Waterwitch” off Gribben Head, Cornwall

Sold, available as a beautiful print, signed, numbered.

"Jane Banks" entering Bermuda Hyperlink to 
Hyperlink > “Jane Banks” entering Bermuda


Last British square rigger to ‘trade foreign’, available including as a signed, numbered print

Pearl fishermen working with a Sanbaq Dhow Hyperlink to 

Hyperlink > Pearl fishermen working with a Sanbaq Dhow, available 

Dhow and Dolphins
Hyperlink > Dhow and Dolphins


The Golden Hinde Hyperlink to 
The Golden Hinde


"New and Old" Hyperlink to  
“New and Old”


Baghlah - the traditional deep-sea dhow Hyperlink to 
Baghlah – the traditional deep-sea dhow


Wind of Change Hyperlink to 
Winds of Change


Oldest Cornish Lugger
Hyperlink to Lugger Barnebus

Available £150. ex studio

Maria Asumpta entering Plymouth Hyperlink to 
Maria Asumpta entering Plymouth


"Rhoda Mary" and "Katie Cluett" Hyperlink to 
“Rhoda Mary” and “Katie Cluett”

Sold, available as a signed numbered print

"Ferriera" ex "Cutty Sark", "Last Departure" Hyperlink to 
“Ferriera” ex “Cutty Sark”, “Last Departure”

Sold, available as a signed numbered print

"Last Arrival"

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“Last Arrival”


Tectona & Moyana off the Eddystone Hyperlink to 
Tectona & Moyana off the Eddystone


"Tectona, dawn off Bolt Head"

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“Tectona, dawn off Bolt Head” 


As Gordon’s marine art here demonstrates, over the years Gordon Frickers has deepened his affinity for merchant sailing ships, painted many and sailed upon a few including ‘Maria Asumpta‘, at the time the oldest sailing 19th century square rigger and still capable of carrying cargo, Maria Asumpta.

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Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine
Gordon Frickers, the only artist member of British Marine
Marine Trades Association Member
Marine Trades Association Member

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