Inspired by a stunning painting created by the Victorian seascape painter Henry Moore, my version features one of the most famous little ships in history. HMS Pickle was one of the smallest vessels in action at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Initially charged with picking up survivors at the height of the battle, her captain John Richards Lapenotiere, was later tasked with returning home at all speed to communicate the news of this momentous victory and the sad loss of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. He was successful and after landing at Falmouth it took 21 changes of horses en route to the Admiralty in London. He was handsomely rewarded and promoted to Commander.
Oil on board.
Original artwork size 39 cm x 29 cm.
Framed size 55 cm x 45 cm.
This painting is ready to hang, framed in Ian's signature double white wood moulding.
Location: English Channel, mid sea.