The edition of 250 on canvas by Geoff Hunt PPRSMA, signed and varnished, with 2-inch margins all round.
Image size: 20.5 x 15 inches (52cm x 38cm)
On a quiet evening, HMS Surprise lies at anchor in Grand Harbour, Malta, a Marine standing guard on deck. A cutter pulls away from the dock, the officers in the stern softly lit by a lantern. In the background on the right can be seen a British 74-gun warship and a Genoese barque is being towed across the harbour. A haunting image for Patrick O'Brian's 9th Aubrey/Maturin book.