HERBERT BARNARD EVERETT (1876-1949) took his first sea voyage while studying at the Slade School of Art, and thereafter made a speciality of shipboard scenes and seascapes, signing each painting ‘John’ Everett. He settled back in his native Dorset in 1903, resuming his friendship with Thomas Hardy. A prolific portfolio of his paintings is held by the National Maritime Museum in London, while his series ‘Hardy’s Wessex’ is held at the Dorset County Museum.