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SPANISH NAO ESPIRITU SANTO - 1554

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In 1554, four Spanish ships departed Vera Cruz bound for Havana with 87,000 pounds of silver coins and discs. The Espiritu Santo and two of the other ships wrecked on South Padre Island. All three wrecks have been discovered near the Mansfield Cut off Padre Island. This original pen & ink drawing is matted and in a walnut veneer frame.

Item details

Price

$600.00

Quantity available

1

Dimensions

Product
Length/Depth: 2 in
Width: 32 in
Height: 26 in
Package
Length/Depth: 6 in
Width: 38 in
Height: 32 in

Shipping

$200.00
Option to pick up the product in person instead of shipping
Delivery and pickup restrictions may apply:
Packed, shipped and insured by UPS. Shipped in mainland US only. Contact me for shipping details , total packing and shipping charge maybe less. In person delivery or pick up at an art show is possible in central and south Florida. CONTACT ME AT 504-452-7606 BEFORE PURCHASE TO DISCUSS SHIPPING. CHARGES WILL LIKELY BE LESS THAN THE ESTIMATE.

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No refund or returns allowed on this purchase.
Exceptions may apply. Please message Lawrence for more information.

Meet your seller

Lawrence

My interest in the sea and shipwrecks began in 1966. I was the radio operator on a US Air Force Air/Sea Rescue “Crash-boat”. Built in 1944, the high speed 63 foot wooden rescue boat gave me an uncommon opportunity to experience the sea and wonder about what lies below. In 1968, I was on a Forward Air Control team attached to the Army in Vietnam. Maps became my sketch pad for drawing the things that caught my eye. But, it was the Vietnamese fishing boats sailing out to the South China Sea that caught my imagination. In 1970, I joined other artists working on Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter. I drew pen & ink sailing ships on nautical charts and sold them right off my work board. I learned the art of scrimshaw and worked with watercolors and oils. Only to discover that the challenge of pen & ink was my passion. My drawings are actual ships and most were lost at sea. I find their stories in old newspapers, insurance records, Admiralty Court cases and government reports. I’ve sailed on working tall ships in the Atlantic and on the Great Lakes. As a licensed pilot I learned to feel the wind and understand weather in the three dimensional world of flying. Each drawing begins with a rough pencil sketch. Then I use a single technical pen with a point diameter of five thousandths of an inch to create the entire drawing. Completely self-taught, I developed my own technique for building up the details, shapes, textures and shadows by layering thousands of tiny pen strokes. My one-of-a-kind drawings are done free-hand, based on my research and the image of the ship that I see in my mind.

Nautical Art

I have been combining art and history with nautical charts for 53 years to tell the stories of ships lost at sea. My one-of-a-kind pen & ink drawings of sailing ships are done free-hand on the chart of the waters where they were last seen, based on the stories I find in old newspapers, insurance records, ship's papers, life-saving service records and admiralty court cases.

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SPANISH NAO ESPIRITU SANTO - 1554
SPANISH NAO ESPIRITU SANTO - 1554
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