This painting won 3rd prize in The 'Postcards from The Trafalgar Way Art & Photography Competition' in 2021
The Trafalgar Way, runs from Falmouth to the Admiralty in central London and was created to commemorate the journey that Lieutenant Lapenotiere made to deliver the official Dispatch (report) from the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This painting depicts the 16th change of horses in The Red Lion yard, Overton
See more information about the competition and winners: https://www.thetrafalgarway.org/awardwinners
Each Giclee is titled and signed by myself. The original painting is created with pen and ink with watercolour.
A percentage from each sale goes to The 1805 Club www.thetrafalgarway.org/the-1805-club
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My painting depicts the 16th change of horses at The Red Lion pub, but with a twist : I painted the scene showing the present day in colour on the left, and fading into black and white as the scene reverts to the moment Lapenotiere's post-chaises pulls into the Red Lion for the 16th change of horses, some 200 years earlier.
I’m fascinated by those ‘old and new combined’ photos, where full-colour present-day scenes are superimposed onto old black and white photos, and thought this would make an interesting theme for a painting.
The shopper is blissfully unaware of the history of the road she just crossed and the pub she drank in last night! But the dog has a sixth sense, and feels the carriage rush passed on its journey.
This reconnection to the past, and the orders of Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood to Lapenotiere to travel "using every exertion, that a moment's time may not be lost in their delivery." lead me the title of the painting....
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