Gerry Wood (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
12" x 16" (310mm x 410mm)Date:
Signed by Artist lower leftThis is the Signed original Gouache painting by Gerry Wood.
The classic sailing clipper ship of the 19th century, renowned for its beauty, grace, and speed. Apparently starting from the small, swift coastal packet known as the Baltimore clipper, the true clipper evolved first in American and later in British yards.
In its ultimate form it was a long, slim, graceful vessel with projecting bow and radically streamlined hull, carrying an exceptionally large spread of sail on three tall masts. The emphasis on speed came partly from the desire to bring the first tea of the season back from China, partly from the competition with the overland route across North America to the California goldfields.
A lovely painting signed by Gerry Wood, The issue of Look and Learn it was published in has yet to be determined.