I saw this painting in a pub on the Isle of Wight in October 2015. The painting was on three pieces of hardwood board that had been fastened together to form a rough canvas. Over the last 164 years the boards have moved / shrunk splitting the picture into three.
My interest in ships and the sea started back in 2006 when I worked for a couple of years on the banks of the River Mersey. I have since been on a couple of cruises around the Med and in the Far East and have started to take more interest in researching and photographing some of the ships and other vessels seen on my travels.