Red Jacket by Efren Erese
Named after a Seneca war chief from the Wolf Clan, the Red Jacket boasted a beautifully carved figurehead of this warrior, who was presented with a British soldier’s red coat for his contribution to their cause. Her hollow bows were not as pronounced as those on her rival, the Black Ball Line’s Lightning, and her entrance was not quite as sharp. Her cutwater was more rounded and her beauty of line contrasted with the appearance of power and ruggedness that characterized the Boston and nova Scotia built emigrant ships. Designed by Samuel Pook (Gamecock, Surprise, Ocean Telegraph and Herald of the Morning) and built by George Taylor, she was sent to Liverpool to be coppered and finish-decorated as was the usual custom. Upon her arrival on England, there was no steerage available as the Red Jacket was considered a first class ship. She did so well on the Australia run that she was bought by the White Star Line, and until 1870 was known for quick and safe passages.
Efren S. Erese has been a founding member of the Pacific Artists’ Guild for over 35 years. While drawing inspiration from such maritime masters as Montague Dawson and Jack Spurling, Mr. Erese has since developed his own unique style, while still honoring the tradition of the masters. He is equally at home painting the intricacies of the rigging of a 19th century clipper sailing ship as he is recording the natural beauty of the exotic flowers that surround his home in the Philippines.
What is a Mirrored Print & Gallery Wrap?
Canvas for Gallery Wrap
Take a good look at your print. The edges are mirrored, so that, the complete image is shown on the face of the frame once it is wrapped. In other words, You don’t lose any of the artwork. Our 2½” mirrored borders, allow your finished product to have a variety of thickness up to 2” deep. Therefore, make sure you choose an experienced framer who can make the frame to the exact specs of your custom print.
Hand-made Rattan Frames
Though the design has changed over the years, we commission these Rattan frames through a small family owned company in The Philippines. Your frame is the result of trial and error of the last 20 years! Rattan is a vine-like Palm that requires forest cover in order to thrive. Rattan grows throughout the jungle for over a quarter of a mile. Its trunk can span a diameter of over two inches down to the thickness of a human hair. The harvester’s collection process is performed by hand by a simple machete. Ultimately, the rattan vine cannot survive without the forest. Rattan quickly regenerates. As a result, this method of harvesting protects the destruction of the forest.
Red Jacket by Efren Erese