Item No. 2096
Oscar Wilde once wrote that life imitates Art far more than Art imitates life.
"What is found in life and nature is not what is really there, but that which artists have taught people to find there."
Patrick O'Brian is celebrated as perhaps the greatest historical novelist of all time.
His stories are immersive and so well crafted your imagination transports you directly into his world.
One such experience takes place in a tropical storm that nearly destroys the HMS Surprise while her captain and crew struggle to save their ship and themselves with her.
Waves towered like mountains as gale shredded crests whipped across the chaotic sea.
Look closely at the interior of our sculpture and you'll see a scene from this chapter in Jack Aubrey's life as described by Patrick O'Brian.