In 1899 the Louisa lifeboat was taken 13 miles over land from Lynmouth to Porlock where it was launched to rescue a ship in distress. This was a huge undertaking in the middle of the night with all members of the community coming out to help. It took them 10 hours. They had to dig down banks, knock gateposts and take down walls and trees. Such bravery despite the obstacles meant that the 15 men aboard the Forest Hill were saved. An amazing story.
Louisa Artist's Proof 2
This reduction linoprint is one of four artist proofs (only three for sale).
The background is a dark grey, and the black is set a millimetre to the right. The pink is added by hand and is on six sailors as opposed to just three.
It is marked as a proof and signed.
This has been created using biodegradeable lino and printed onto 220 gms cartridge paper using water based inks.