Cutty Sark off Krakatoa

“Cutty Sark” disputing “Thermopylae’s title as ‘Cock of the Seas’ “.
Cutty Sark
‘Cutty Sark’ off Krakatoa
 The most famous of the famous tea clippers, “Cutty Sark” and “Thermopylae”.
By Gordon Frickers 76 x 101 cm (30″ x 40″), price  £8,000.00.
This Painting
The famous tea clipper “Cutty Sark” as a new ship off Krakatoa most famous of volcanoes, in the Sunda Strait, with her greatest rival.
I have aimed to give an impression of the ‘cloud of sail’ tea clippers could set over their sleek, almost delicate looking hulls.
The lines of Cutty Sark are very similar to the famous “Thermopylae“, a ship she was intended to beat and which claimed to be ‘Cock of the Seas’.
Both these famous ships finished their working lives under the Portuguese flag.
Sadly, the beautiful green hull’d of Thermopylae was eventfully deliberately scuttled.
Happily the elegant Cutty Sark is still with us today, open for public viewing at Greenwich London
For several reasons I’ve chosen as our location the Sunda Straights.
Krakatoa 2, [detail]

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Krakatoa, clippers, detail

A Special Relationship :

I have had a long association with “Cutty Sark” having painted her three times, with the full cooperation of Captain Simon Waite [formally a master with BISNCo] who was then her Captain.

On Cutty Sark with Captain Waite

One version [sold] of Cutty Sark, ‘Last Departure’ is available as a fine print on canvas for the look and feel of the original [see Marine Art Prints on this web site], Cutty Sark in her old age, her “Last Departure” .

Last Departure, Fererria ex Cutty Sark

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