Part of an impressive series of watercolour and pen drawings by Robert Jacob Gordon on his 1778 exploration of South Africa. Through the discovery of his journals we see the breathtaking detail of each bird reflected through the eyes of a true explorer.
The ocean beckons in this stunning view off the bow of the Schooner “Opal”. Her elegant rigging is contrasted against a misty, wide open sky. The tones are perfect in this seaside beauty.
Finished in a soft sand toned, contemporary profile frame.