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'The John Adams'
The Presentation Print
This print is an open edition giclee print on museum quality paper with a slightly structured soft-textured surface as in a traditional fine art paper. The paper is acid free with a weight of 315gsm.
The normal print size is approximately 15 x 23 inches, but, as this is a bespoke piece of art, the artist can produce it for you at a smaller size so that it can hang in that ideal position in your house or will be the best size for a gift.
A bespoke picture can have your loggo, or wording placed on it, a superb solution for a presentation gift.
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The Story of the Painting
Peter Herbert was a great character in Bideford and had captained a large range of ships before retiring. They included many sailing ketches and Michael has spent many hours listening and learning from him.
His hobby in retirement was to buy up old ships and then do them up himself - so he was once seen sailing a 300-400 ton First World war vintage freighter by himself into Bideford and then manoeuvring and mooring it without assistance.
The John Adams was a dock yard tender of the Royal Irish Navy. The design and all the earlier boats were based on the steam power, and her lines show her design background. The John Adams was one of the last to be built just after the War, so retained the lines, but was fitted with a diesel engine.
Peter attempted to restore her in Bideford where the whole river bank used to be full of ship builders and he was the last one working on boats. Now the noise of hammering the rusty shale on the hull was the only noise on the river - and not popular with everybody!
John Adams still sits in Bideford though Peter has died unable to complete her.
If you are not delighted with the print post it back to us and we will refund your complete outlay with no questions asked. If the print is damaged in transit then contact us and we will replace it.
Michael's Limited edition works of art tend to sell out and we regularly get people searching for sold out prints so ensure you order your print before it sells out.
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Michael needs you to tell him the horizontal width excluding the border. But when deciding on the size read the note below.
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