The great race, HMS Pickle,

Pickle__approaching_the_Lizard_IMG_3107_1_d.jpg HMS Pickle sailed into history as the ship first with the news of Trafalgar; these paintings are intended to be a companion prints for our well known print of HMS Pickle racing to England.

A number of people said they would like a Pickle picture in calm weather so now we can offer alternatives of the pair.

These originals and sketches are open to offers – and my work needs an agent. Pickle__04.11.05_IMG_3088_1_d.jpg

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HMS Pickle, a Leading Seaman wrote to me today.

He has in Royal Navy speak been tasked to conduct a presentation on HMS Pickle as part of a command leadership programme to be given to senior officers.  72_dpi_dispatches_with_texts__1_.png

My connection with HMS Pickle goes back a long way and includes a lengthy commission for HMS Victory which resulted in some great pictures (several available as heritage prints from page

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Nelson's Pickle, first news of a new painting due soon

dispatches_with_texts__1_.pngFollowing a recent order for a large copy of the picture HMS Pickle carrying the news of Trafalgar including a remarque I wrote the following to describe the remaque and reveal a little known but interesting piece of history.

The picture in question is “I have urgent dispatches“.

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