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A Married Sailor’s Adieu – Ibbetson about 1800

Posted by on June 13, 2012

A sailor leaving his ship with his sea chest - Ibbetson about 1800Julius Caesar Ibbetson  1759-1817   from  Yale Center for British Art, Mellon collection

If you have read and Aubrey and Maturin books this is a great scene right out of one of the books.  I have a little wood sailboat I built a few years ago and I have it rigged just like this little boat.

Detail: sailor, small boat, wherry, ship, sprit sail, children, sea chest, ladies’ clothes children’s clothes.

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