Falls of Halladale – a colourful ship’s story captured by Jack Spurling

Two mutinies, a man presumably lost overboard, two women crew members and a wreck off the coast of Australia are just some of the colourful incidents in the life of this four-masted, iron-hulled barque which was painted in 1927 by marine artist Jack Spurling. The painting by Spurling, while spirited, gives little indication of the […] Tony McGregor » »...

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Tall ships and a short skirt – the maritime paintings of Jack Spurling

“Jack Spurling was the pilot who sailed many a pretty clipper ship through memory straits and anchored her again before the eyes of those who knew her best and loved her most.” – from the Sydney Morning Herald of 30 September 1933: obituary of Jack Spurling written by “Redgum”. Born John Robert Charles Spurling on […] Tall ships and a short skirt – the maritime paintings of Jack Spurling is a post from: Tony McGregor Tony...

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