Sunday, 23 March 2014
THE OLD "EARL"
In 1938, she was replaced on the route by the new "Earl of Zetland", but, on the outbreak of war the following year, the new ship was commandeered to perform Admiralty duties. The old "Earl" was brought back into service on her old run for the rest of the war years, skippered by my uncle Adam Tait for this part of her long career.
My painting shows her steaming south through Linga Sound in a fresh northerly breeze. The viewpoint is from Whalsay, looking westwards. The original painting, with A4 and A3 limited edition giclee prints also available, can be purchased through the Gallery Shop pages of my website www.tait-gallery.co.uk