AMERICAN CLIPPER FLYING CLOUD GICLÉE CANVAS PROOF
by Robert Taylor
For two glorious decades in the mid- nineteenth century, the world’s great sea trading routes were dominated by the magnificent ‘Yankee Clippers’. And none were finer or more famous than the American clipper Flying Cloud, legendary for her world beating speed records, some of which stood for 100 years, and for having a female Navigator - unheard of in 1854!
Captured here in Robert Taylor’s compelling work as she arrives at Hong Kong en-route to load tea at Foochow, Flying Cloud is surrounded by all the exotic hustle and bustle of the Orient. Her long slim hull, towering masts and sharply raked bows hint of her breathtaking speed that will be vital for delivering her return cargo. For this is the height of the China tea trade when Captains hell-bent on glory with fabulous profits to be made, drove these mighty clippers relentlessly through the world’s windswept seas at breathtaking speed.
Specially created for devotees of this historic period in maritime history this fabulous painting can now be faithfully replicated on canvas thanks to the latest Giclée technology. Using the very latest high-definition digital process, our master craftsmen are able to capture the delicate and sophisticated tones of Robert Taylor’s original painting with an unparalleled accuracy that was previously almost impossible to replicate, providing art collectors with outstanding pieces to be treasured for a lifetime.
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Reproduced in this dramatic and imposing size this masterpiece could grace the walls of any home, study or office and certainly create a truly commanding centerpiece!
Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting each of these carefully crafted Giclée Studio Proofs is signed by the artist Robert Taylor, stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.
- 40 x 26 inches
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