Henry Scott Tuke's perfectly positioned 'Sleeping Sailor' shows Harry Cleave posing on the mizzen boom of a derelict French barque the Mazatlan, moored in Falmouth harbor, in the summer of 1905. The painting sold for £15.
Tuke used the old ship as a floating studio and did several paintings on board including 'The Mid-Day Rest (Sailors Yarning)' seen after the jump.
1,500 active servicemembers of the Marines, Coast Guard, and Navy arrive in NYC tomorrow for double duty during Fleet Week 2014, straining to make up for last year's sequester tease and ultimate no-show. Beyond these official events, Thebes will honor the seamen with a salty image a day. Starting with the best, none can surpass these watercolors, Farewell Voyage and Amor y Olas, from the amazing French-Mexican California-raised artist Felix D'Eon. See his gorgeous website, which could transfix you for hours with its gay mythological, historical, sporty, outdoorsy, and erotic drawings. Please support him by ordering a print from $12.50 to $60, an original for $850, or individual or boxed greeting cards.