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2 0 - 1/2 " B y 1 4 - 1/2 ". Sit back and let me tell you a tale of the high seas.
The year was 1957 and it was a stormy all over the Gulf of Mexico. A man who loved the sea like his own children had retired from sailing as a fisherman and was now spending his days painting. He loved ships since he was a young boy. His father was a fisherman before him.
He sat on his father's lap as he heard stories of pirates and brigands roaming the seas and looting ships. The men knew they might be doomed but the captain kept his wits and ordered the crew to reverse course and make a run for it. They had only a matter of perhaps ten minutes before the ships would overtake them. But the captain was a very smart man.He had read about Rome and the Roman army. He had remembered how the Romans would feign flight so that the pursuing army would chase them and break formation. Only to be slaughtered by the Romans. The heavy cannons were mounted port and starboard. They first thought he had taken leave of his senses, but then they understood and obeyed. With the first blast a 4 foot hole had been blasted through the wood. Shouted the captain with determination. Without losing any speed to turn and fight they kept running - while fighting. But one shot got lucky! The crew cheered as they watched the vessel's bow sunk under the waves and the pirates jumped overboard. He worked often on velvet and on this occasion he chose aqua velvet. He loved this painting and put his heart and soul into each stroke of his brush.
The fisherman's son lived in another land, in a big city and far from the sea. Now the tale has changed hands again.
It's breathtaking and conveys the excitement and adventure of the high seas! Even the frame is a great hand carved work of art! Some pin holes in the velvet right next to the frame at the top.
Frame wood still rich and lustrous. A wonderful artwork that would look stunning hanging in your NY Penthouse, Palm Springs Atomic Ranch, or Mid Century Home! A M I D C E N T U R Y A R T T R E A S U R E. F O R Y O U R " H I G H - S E E " I N T E R I O R S! The item "MID CENTURY MODERN SHIP PAINTING!VTG 1950'S GALLEON WALL ART ATOMIC PIRATE BOAT" is in sale since Sunday, June 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "gallery20th" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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