Guernsey poster print 11 is of the Guernsey lifeboat Sir William Arnold looking for the Prosperity painted by Roy Tubby.
On 16th January 1974, the MV Prosperity broke apart on La Conchée reef, in terrible weather – in sight of the ‘Elwood Mead’ which had run onto Petit Grunes rock (Grunes de L’Ouest reef) on the 25th December 1973, on her maiden voyage. The cargo of timber was spread along the coast. The Prosperity was on her final voyage to a breaker’s yard. A memorial was erected to the 18 crew of the Prosperity, all of whom were lost.
The print is a reminder of the winter of 1973-74 and the power of the sea but also the hope that the sight of the Arun class lifeboat has given to many sailors. It is a stormy talking point for your lounge, dining room, boardroom, office – just about anywhere! It will also look great with other pictures by Roy that we have on sale.
Ray, the artist’s son has the following to say about the picture. “Both these pictures were painted in tribute to the brave men of the RNLI after the tragic loss of the Prosperity on our west coast. Dad always had the greatest respect for the guys from the lifeboat especially as a few year earlier they had come to the rescue of dad and myself but that is another story.”
This is a reproduction of a watercolour by Guernsey artist Roy Tubby. His family and his son, Ray Tubby, have generously given Safer use of the images for two years, so prints will be limited.
With the help of RAS Group Safer has been able to reproduce this art work to raise funds for the charity and thereby help victims of domestic abuse and their children. All money raised from the sale of the prints will assist Safer to help victims of domestic abuse in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
As we are grouping print runs please allow 28 days for delivery on this order.
This print is also available as a canvas reproduction.
This scene is one of 8 that are in the pack of 24 notelets and 10 envelopes which are also available to buy online on this site.