Christopher Kovacs - Fine Art
November 17, 2017   7:16 pm NL Time

Farilham

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Farilham

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Status of Original Painting – For Sale

All prices are in Canadian dollars

Size: 13.5 x 20  inches

Price: Inquire

Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches

Description:

This scene is from the harbour of Ferryland, Newfoundland. “Farilham” was the original name that Portuguese fishermen gave it back in the 1500s, and it appeared that way on a 1529 world map drawn by Giovanni Verrazano. It became a station for migratory fishermen in the late 16th century, and developed into a popular fishing port acclaimed by Sir Walter Raleigh. In the 1620s it became the Colony of Avalon under the leadership of George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore. Today it is a town of about 500 people, and the site of archeological digs that are examining the history of the original settlers.

I took the reference photos the same day as the massive iceberg in the painting “Triumvirate.” This view is facing the opposite direction from where the iceberg was. I’ve previously done an adjacent scene titled “Ferryland.”

I was tempted to call this painting “Gilligan???” but was overruled. The dilapidated punt in the picture did, indeed, have S S Minnow painted on its hull.