Nelson’s Arctic Voyage

Racehorse‘ a new painting for The ‘Nelson and Trafalgar Collection’.

HMS Racehorse

HMS Racehorse bGordon Frickers  7 5 x 100 cm (29.5″ x 39″), oils, available £19,000.00.

 

“HM Sloop Racehorse, North Sea storm, Arctic expedition 1773.
Subtitle “‘Put Preventer Gammoning upon the Bowsprit’, Friday 17 September.”
This moment is taken directly from the ship’s log book, full titled by Peter Goodwin, author of “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage”.  

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HM Sloop Racehorse, North Sea Storm, Arctic Expedition 1773

 

Peter Goodwin is the former ‘Keeper and Curator, HMS Victory‘ and author of 17 naval books.

He wrote “This is unbelievably impressive; I can feel the gratings in the ship’s head dropping from under my feet as the ship lunges into another trough of sea and temporarily unbalanced my legs anticipate the next lurch as I struggle with the other men as they ‘put a preventer gammoning on the bowsprit“.

This painting is our salute to the men and an insight into shipboard work in a gale, pre ‘Health and Safety’ rules…
My Racehorse was produced in cooperation with the distinguished naval author Peter Goodwin for his new book “Nelson’s Arctic Voyage” and published by Bloomsbury in May 2019.

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HMS Racehorse, detail

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