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Willing thought of this as his most Baroque painting claiming, "There's a wind blowing through, which is something Baroque painters were interested in. The boat is foundering." It relates to the second part of the Book of Jonah, which he had recently read. His art has a visionary quality that derives from the 'revelations' he had as a result of suffering from multiple sclerosis. "I imagined that I was on a sailing boat, alone and at night.
oil on canvas
H 228 x W 315 cm
gift from Colin St John Wilson through the National Art Collections Fund, 2004