Cross,Roy-The Bounty Off Pitcairn Island - oil on canvas
'Fletcher Christian rows across to the rugged island destined to be the permanent home of all but one of the white men aboard.'
Cross,Roy-Salem Harbour - gouache on board
'A fine little merchantman in the Mediterranean trade, Margaret was built in her home port of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1800, grossing 295 tons. She was well armed with eighteen or more long guns for defence against the notorious Barbary piratesand other seafaring marauders.'
Cross,Roy-Frolic And Wasp - oil on canvas
'...a British brig, the Frolic, battles to protect her convoy from a marauding American cruiser, the Wasp, during the naval
war of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. Thedate is 18 October 1812. The 450-ton Wasp was rated 18 guns and the 384-ton Frolic, of the famous Royal Navy 'Cruizer' class, was similarly armed; an even match and a hard fight.'
Cross,Roy-The Ocean Sentinel - gouache on board
'A fine naval frigate drives along before the wind in the glow from the setting sun, accompanied by a small cutter as her tender.'