A portrait of HMS Surprise, who shot to stardom when she portrayed the star vessel in Peter Weir's Patrick O'Brien adaptation "Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World" in 2003.
Originally built as HMS Rose in 1970, she was a replica of a 20-gun sixth-rate frigate from 1757. After being purchased by 20th Century Fox for use in the film, the ship was leased and then purchased by the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Museum restored her to sailing condition in September 2007, and the ship was officially re-registered as HMS Surprise in honor of her role in the film.
This painting was originally completed in watercolor and ink on 300lb hot press paper.