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Geoff Hunt PPRSMA - Spithead Anchorage - Ships and Vessels of Captain Aubrey's Navy

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA - Spithead Anchorage - Ships and Vessels of Captain Aubrey's Navy

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Several ships and vessels associated with Patrick O'Brian's naval hero Captain Aubrey are gathered at Spithead, just off Portsmouth. We look down-Solent with the Isle of Wight in the distance.

From left to right the vessels: Ariel, 18-gun sloop (The Surgeon's Mate); Polychrest, experimental 24-gun sloop (Post Captain); foreground Leopard, 50-gun fourth-rate (Desolation Island); Boadicea, 38-gun frigate (The Mauritius Command); Ringle, Baltimore-built armed schooner (The Commodore etc).

Signed, limited edition print. Edition of 700 including 75 remarques.

Image size: 13 3/4" x 21"
Paper size: 19" x 25 1/4"

In this painting, a peaceful afternoon finds several of the ships and vessels associated with Captain Aubrey gathered at Spithead, just off Portsmouth, England. From a high viewpoint, perhaps the topsail yard of a nearby ship, we look down over the Solent. The Isle of Wight lies in the distance.
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