Severino Baraldi (biography)Medium:
Gouache on BoardSize:
24" x 16" (600mm x 400mm)Date:
1978This is the unique original Gouache painting by Severino Baraldi.
Sir Francis Drake. Shimmering in the distance was the Pacific Ocean. Francis Drake saw it and determined to become the first Englishman to sail upon it
an act that was to make his name immortal. After sailing through the Strait of Magellan, Drake and some of his crew rowed towards the island of Mocha off the coast of Chile. They were given a hostile reception by the islanders, so one story goes, and Drake was wounded by an arrow.
Original artwork for illustration on pp1011 of Look and Learn issue 851, 6th May 1978. Note the is a vertical crease down the centre of the board.