Frame Size: 23" x 27"
Size: 16" x 20"

"HMS Frolic vs USS Wasp" SOLD

by Robin Brooks (British b.1943)

Oil on Canvas

Signed Lower Right

Description: On October 18, 1812, in the Atlantic, the sloop-of-war USS Wasp, under Master Commandant Jacob Jones, engaged and captured the Cruiser class brig-sloop HMS Frolic, commanded by Thomas Whinyates.
After the battle and unable to run due to damage to her rigging and masts, USS Wasp was captured by HMS Poictiers, who arrived late that day.
Artist profile: Robin Brooks was born in 1943 in the village of Stourton, Warwickshire. 
Due to an unsettled childhood he left school at 15 without any direction or goals. After a few jobs, he became a gamekeeper on the Earl of Devon's Powderham Estate near Exeter.
During this time he continued to develop his interest in aviation, naval history, ships and the sea. He sketched the things that interested him and began to work in watercolor.
In October 1966 he sold his first painting for 5 pounds. In the following months his work grew in popularity, and in 1967 he gave up his job as gamekeeper and rented a remote farmhouse and studio in Devon.
His works have been exhibited in many of the finest galleries, and since 1969, occasionally at the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

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