Sea History 092 - Spring 2000

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FINE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS by ROBIN BROOKS

Captain James Coot "Son of the Land, Master of the Sea" For over a decade English marine painter Robin Brooks has specialized in scenes from Captain Cook's three famous voyages of discovery. His carefully researched paintings show Cook's vessels in scenes from the Antarctic to the romantic beauty of the Pacific. These two images are the first of a series and are limited to 850 each.

"The Triumph of the Navigators" In this stunning depiction of Endeavour's return to England on the 13th July 1771 the artist dramatically captures the final few hours of Endeavour's triumphant circumnavigation of the world as she runs briskly through the Dover Strait under a southwest gale. "I was searching for an account from Cook's first voyage which would somehow capture the triumph of his achievement. I read and reread the journals: there were so many incidents crying out to be put on canvas. In the end it was the title that suggested the painting." -

ROBIN BROOKS

"Farewell Old England" July 13th 1772 It was these poignant words written in large letters in the journal of Lieutenant Richard Pickersgill as he left Plymouth aboard Resolution that inspired Robin Brooks to paint this picture. Just a year after Endeavour's triumphant return, Cook set sail again on another great expedition. The picture shows Resolution and Adventure hove to off Rame Head after leaving Plymouth, England.

"Robin Brooks' paintings bring to life familiar incidents known only in the written word. I think his paintings are superb." -

ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET LORD LEWIN, KG, GCB, LVO, DSC

AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH SEA HISTORY PRESS These two superb limited edition prints are individually embossed by the Fine Art Trade Guild of London, their independent guarantee of the highest standards and limitation of the editions to 850 each. Images are are 669mm x 446mm (26 3 / 8 x 17 7 / 8 inches) printed on 300gsm Huntsman Silk paper using lightfast inks. Each print is signed and numbered by the artist. Price each print: $155. Remarques available on request: $350. Shipping/handling: $12 USA, $15 foreign. Order from: NATIONAL MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY PO Box 68, 5 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill NY 10566, USA To order by phone with credit card: 1-800-221-NMHS (6647)