Eric Parker (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
16" x 20" (410mm x 520mm)Date:
1968This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Eric Parker.
Top: Vice-Admiral Rooke leads a combined British and Dutch fleet in May 1692 when the French fleet assembled off the Isle of Wight.
Middle: Second Lieutenant Swiftacre was found guilty of cowardice and part of his punishment was to have to stand with a noose around his neck as the charge was read out in front of the entire fleet.
Bottom: the British attacked the French fleet in La Hogue Bay. It was so shallow that the British used longboats and ended up fighting French Cavalry in the shallows.
Published in Look and Learn #329 4 May 1968.
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