“Gull” and the Jolly Sailor

A reduction linocut in two colours with Caligo Safe Wash Inks printed on 145 gsm Zerkall printing paper with deckle edges.

Edition: 30 (plus 3 Artist’s proofs)

Image size: 130 x 130 mm

Paper size: 190 x 240 mm

Mount size: 300 x 300 mm

Price: £60 mounted

‘Gull’ is a traditional clinker built wooden boat that served as the Hamble-Warsash Ferry in the late 50’s through to her retirement in 1985, when the purpose built steel ferry ‘Claire’ was put into service. ‘Gull’ was originally built by R A Hamper, Fareham, in 1958 and has been beautifully restored for use as a charter boat for pleasure trips on the River Hamble from Hamble River Boat Charters. I do love these old boats with the planks laid overlapped (clinker construction), and its traditional hessian rubbing strip. It’s really great to see this boat have a new lease of life!

My print depicts ‘Gull’ passing the picturesque 18th century inn, the Jolly Sailor, at Old Bursledon, which was made famous back in the 1980’s as one of regular set locations for the BBC drama ‘Howard’s Way’. The pub is a great place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat and watch the world go by overlooking the banks of the River Hamble.

The Pink Ferry ‘Claire’ features in one of my earlier prints here.