French Barque Built in Nantes, Persistant, 1865


French barque: vessel with three or more masts and fore mast, mainmast and additional masts rigged square and only the aftmost mast rigged fore and aft (scroll down for a more detailed Description)

Published 1963 by Hugh Evelyn; drawn by Swedish marine artist Gordon Macfie (1910-1971) for Tre Tryckare of Gothenburg (who retain copyright)
Print size: c 44 cm x 33.5 cm [17½″ x 13″]  (may vary slightly from printers’ cut 50 years ago)
Printed on light orange (RGB c. fdf1dd) cardstock c. 300 g/sm2
Print is LARGE size – shipping is the same for 1 to 10 prints (based on largest print size in your order) – see Shipping & Returns


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A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftmost mast) rigged fore-and-aft. Until fore-and-aft rigs were applied to large ships to reduce crew sizes, the term was often used for any small sailing vessel. In poetic use, a bark can be any sailing ship or boat. Barquentine ships consisted of three or more masts, with square sails on foremost mast and gaff sails on the others. These middle-sized ships often sailed within Northern European waters with variable winds. They were often used in the lumber trade from Scandinavia to Germany and England across the Baltic and North Seas. Barquentine ships feature a simpler rig and needed a smaller crew than that of a barque but did not sail as well in following winds.

Additional information

Weight 0.03 kg
Dimensions 44 × 33.5 cm