'Sappho' vs 'Livonia' 1871
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'Sappho' vs 'Livonia' 1871                                                                    (click on the image to return to the previous page)

In marine painting, tacking is always an opportunity to compose a scene with action.


Here I have arranged the light on the sails of one of the craft to contrast with the shadows on the sails of the other craft, to give some drama to the picture.


‘Sappho’, the ultimate winner, is in the foreground.

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