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'Lee Rail Under'
The Presentation Print
This print is one of a limited edition of 495. It is a 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 21.5 x 13.5 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
The ketch is off Appledore and running to Bideford to unload. One of the local sand barges can be seen on the left and a small steam ship is moored off the village.
In the early 1960s Appledore was the last place in the country with working sail. The Kathleen and May - the last working sailing trading schooner - sailed from there with the Irene, which is now in the Caribbean, and the Result, which is in the Ulster Folk Museum.
It had been raining heavily so mud had made the river brown. The local work boats were some 18 foot long and lug rigged and some are still in existence. Michael was sailing his traditional boat (Number 10) with his son when they came alongside a work boat and raced her. Both boats should have reefed, but did not. Michael's boat, with small side decks, remained reasonably dry but the work boat shipped lots of water over her lee rail and, as both the crew were leaning out to windward on the windward deck, nobody could bail.
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.
To purchase this unique print with a Certificate of Authenticity, made personally for you and signed by the artist, with the story behind the print at the affordable price of £48 (plus postage and packing) click one of the options below.
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We will email you back to confirm the details, and ensure there is no confusion. We will also ask for the delivery address and send details of secure payment.
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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