Bolitho Collection Fine Art Prints

English marine artist Geoffrey Huband's original cover paintings for the Richard Bolitho novels of English author Alexander Kent have been published as a collection of limited edition fine art prints, signed and numbered by the artist. These prints are also signed by Alexander Kent / Douglas Reeman. Prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable for UK residents, postage (airmail outside the UK), packing, and insurance. Each print is 19” x 23”.

Passage to Mutiny

His Britannic Majesty's Frigate Tempest at Anchor in the Great South Sea, 1789. Captain Richard Bolitho is despatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea in Alexander Kent’s novel, Passage to Mutiny. Geoffrey Huband captured a tranquil moment, with Tempest at anchor in the bay of a tropical island, sails drying, whilst officers, seamen, and ship’s boats go about their duties.


Form Line of Battle

Summer 1793 . . . His Britannic Majesty's seventy-four-gun ship-of-the-line Hyperion (far right) engages French men of war on both sides in the Mediterranean, as the British squadron breaks the enemy line.


To Glory We Steer

His Britannic Majesty’s Frigate Phalarope Trades Broadsides with the American Privateer Andiron, 1782. The image of Phalarope is based on the famous British frigate HMS Amazon. Huband took the ship from Admiralty drawings archived at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.



Autumn, 1773 . . . His Britannic Majesty's Cutter Avenger, with young Midshipman Richard Bolitho on board, is on a port tack in Carrick Roads off Falmouth, with St Mawes Castle in the distance (left). Avenger is about to cross the bow of a Royal Navy 74 whose sails are backed as she prepares to anchor. The painting was completed by Geoffrey Huband for the cover of Midshipman Bolitho by Alexander Kent.


Sloop of War

April, 1778 . . . As the French enter the American War of Independence, Richard Bolitho is given his first command, the fast, well-armed sloop-of-war Sparrow, in Alexander Kent's novel, Sloop of War. Geoffrey Huband depicts Bolitho's Sparrow trading broadsides with an American brig.


With All Despatch

Spring, 1792 . . . Captain Richard Bolitho is offered command of three Royal Navy topsail cutters in the Nore, as clouds of war rise once more over the Channel, in Alexander Kent's novel, With All Despatch. Geoffrey Huband depicts Bolitho’s two small cutters, Telemachus (left) and Wakeful (right), engaging the French corvette La Foi in the decisive battle at sea.



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