16″ by 14″      SOLD

In July 1997 during the handover to China of the Crown colony of Hong Kong, I was invited to the island to paint a portrait of the headquarters ship, H.M.S Chatham which would be gifted to her outgoing captain Chris Clayton by her crew. A type 22 frigate, Chatham was a fine ship and a happy one and although she is no longer with us, I will always remember the kindness and hospitality of her captain, his officers and crew during my all too short stay as their guest.