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Geoff Hunt has been painting cover art for Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series of historical novels since 1988.

A comprehensive gallery of Hunt's marine art can be viewed here.
posted by KokuRyu (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
That second link is a little curtailed. Cur-tailed. Get it? Ah, you're a scurvy reptile.
posted by acrasis at 2:07 PM on September 5, 2009 [7 favorites]


Perfectly matter of fact, and thus perfect for the Aubrey-Maturin series. However, one wonders what Howard Pyle might have done with the same material...
posted by Faze at 2:50 PM on September 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


That second link, it must be the dog watch then, eh mate?
posted by chavenet at 4:33 PM on September 5, 2009


I love the sketch of the dear Surprise in mourning.
posted by ottereroticist at 5:29 PM on September 5, 2009


Hm. I believe it is time for my annual rereading of all 21 books again. Good thing I finally got that Aubrey-Maturin concordance.
posted by elizardbits at 6:44 PM on September 5, 2009


The Dear knows how I love these books, for all love.
posted by jquinby at 7:56 PM on September 5, 2009


Love the books, love the art. So evocative.
posted by stargell at 9:50 PM on September 5, 2009


Excellent.
When I get my seaside cottage, I'll have to keep these in mind.
posted by madajb at 1:22 AM on September 6, 2009


Lovely art. If I had the money some of the Aubrey-Maturin ones would definitely be gracing my walls.

So which idiot at Harper Perennial decided to replace them with photographic covers (for example, Master and Commander or The Mauritius Command) which depict some guy who is certainly not Jack Aubrey, being both not overweight and having short hair?
posted by Coobeastie at 2:48 AM on September 6, 2009


Which I'm not sure Mr. Hunt got the likeness of the steward quite right in this painting, either. Makes him look scruffy.
posted by Killick at 4:53 AM on September 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


So which idiot at Harper Perennial decided to replace them with photographic covers

Actually, that series has been discontinued, and all of those books have been remaindered, so it's been possible to complete my collection at half-price. The books are difficult to find at used bookstores around here, although there is one bookstore in a nearby town that just received multiple estate-sale sell-offs of people who had collected the series, so I grabbed a number of the books with Geoff Hunt covers.
posted by KokuRyu at 8:19 AM on September 6, 2009


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