The Nelson and Trafalgar Collection, a scene from the American War of Independence.
By Gordon Frickers, this painting measures 762 x 1219 cms (30″ x 48″), oils on canvas, available, price upon application.
L’Hermione frégate de le Marquis de Lafayette “So that freedom lives, men will always have to stand up and fight against indifference and resignation.”
Our period, the American War of independance:
This painting was intended to show the magnificent new replica frigate built at Rochefort sur mere, launched 2014.
Some how the painting talked itself into becoming a study of the original fregate Hermione, eyes of the fleet, in company with the fleet of the Marquis de Lafayette en route to support the Americans with their war for independance.
The new Hermione, built for adventure on the high seas, Hermione is a story to follow.
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A ship that changed history:The French frigate “L’Hermione”, la Fregate de la Liberte used by Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, significantly helped Americans win their war of independence and liberties.
Captain Yann Cariou, ex-naval officer said “Above all there will be emotion. It’s still the Hermione and nobody has navigated a ship like this for two centuries“.
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Further reading, Main Text
Why build Hermione?
Hermione will in 2015:
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