French king arrives at Gosport

With all masts manned we see the arrival of the French paddle frigate Gomer on October 8, 1844. From a painting by Colin Baxter.

With all masts manned we see the arrival of the French paddle frigate Gomer on October 8, 1844. From a painting by Colin Baxter.

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Colin Baxter is no stranger to these pages. He has often let me use his work to illustrate a story.

The marine artist, based at the Driftwood Studio Gallery, Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport, has just begun his Christmas exhibition and it is well worth a visit.

Colin has had many one-man and joint exhibitions in England, Germany and Belgium. He also had a private exhibition aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia.

I like Colin’s work as he has an interest in ships and knows how they are rigged.

This is part of one of Colin’s latest works showing the arrival of King Louis Philippe when he visited Clarence Yard, Gosport, on October 8, 1844.

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