In the manner of his marine art, John Charles Robert Spurling settled on the straight-forward name of Jack. Fitting for a man who perceived the magnificence of sail, portraying it forth with beauty and realism of the highest order. His body of work entranced his audiences, including a favorable impression on a young Montague Dawson. He would produce magnificent originals which were used to illustrate the penultimate set of books on clipper ships, in concert with author Basil Lubbock.
(Source and cont: Vallejo Gallery)