The Matthew, Bristol, UK


Bristol, United Kingdom

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The Matthew, Bristol, UK. Canon powershot s90

My original image comined with my own texture in cs 5.1 then painted in DAP using oil brushes created by Mary Warner from The DAP Cafe then painted again using chalk then blended the 2 images using layers in photoshop cs 5.1 Please click image to view large

Many thanks to everyone who views my work. Comment if you wish, but I’m afraid I am unable to respond or reciprocate at this moment in time. I will always try to repay a favourite though.

From wiki:

Matthew is a replica of a caravel1 sailed by John Cabot in 1497 from Bristol to North America, presumably Newfoundland. After a voyage which had got no further than Iceland, Cabot left again with only one vessel, Matthew, a small ship (50 tons), but fast and able. The crew consisted of only 18 people. Matthew departed either 2 May or 20 May 1497. She sailed to Dursey Head (latitude 51°36N), Ireland, from where she sailed due west, expecting to reach Asia. However, landfall was reached in North America on 24 June 1497. His precise landing-place is a matter of much controversy, with Cape Bonavista or St. John’s in Newfoundland the most likely sites.

Cabot went ashore to take possession of the land, and explored the coast for some time, probably departing on 20 July. On the homeward voyage his sailors incorrectly thought they were going too far north, so Cabot sailed a more southerly course, reaching Brittany instead of England. On 6 August he arrived back in Bristol.

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