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The Wreck of the Reliance (East Indiaman) off the French Coast, near Boulogne, Nov. 12th, 1842

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    1843 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Baxter print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Francis William Baxter

  • Museum number:

    E.2785-1932

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 51, box L

Physical description

Baxter-process print depicting a stormy and dramatic shipwreck scene. The remains of the ship (the tea-merchant ship Reliance) are shown in the centre of the image being swallowed up by the waves. A group of people are shown in the sea to the left of the foreground, some of them struggling to stay above the waves.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

1843 (published)

Artist/maker

Baxter, George, born 1804 - died 1867 (print-maker)

Materials and Techniques

Baxter print on paper

Dimensions

Height: 12 in, Width: 16.375 in

Descriptive line

Print by George Baxter, 'The Wreck of the Reliance (East Indiaman) off the French Coast, near Boulogne, Nov. 12th, 1842,' Baxter-process print, England, 1843

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1932. London: HMSO, 1933
cat. no. 106
Lewis, C. T. Courtney. George Baxter (colour printer) his life and work: a manual for collectors. London: S. Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., 1908.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Baxter-process printing

Subjects depicted

Shipwreck; Ship; Storm; Sea

Categories

Prints; Boats and ships

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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