JONATHAN TALBOT
REFERENCE POINTS - AN ARTISTIC CHRONOLOGY IN PROGRESS
(1960)
THE VERONA

JT's sailing experiences during the 50s and 60s became the basis for many nautical paintings and collages. Below are some pictures of the Verona, the barquentine on which JT sailed out of Marseille in 1960. At that time the Verona was owned by Mrs. Rogers of Rogers Diamond Mines in South Africa and captained by Captain Kemp. The crew of six (all but JT were from Majorca) handled 12,500 square feet of sail and the auxiliary engines of this 180 foot barquentine, a difficult task at best. The Verona sank in the Aegean in 1967.


The Verona in Marseille's Vieux Port in 1960


JT on the left in the short sleeved shirt.

The Verona under sail on the Mediterranean.

To see the Chauve Souris, the Alden running-backstay schooner on which JT learned to sail, click here.

To Return to Jonathan Talbot's Chronology: The Spanish Years Click Here