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Reproduced courtesy of Josephine Yeats

Martin Vaz from LAWHILL

Date: 1938
Overall: 207 × 250 mm
Image: 150 × 200 mm
Medium: Oil on canvas on wood
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Josephine Yeats
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00032208

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    A view from the LAWHILL of the island Martin Vaz (also known as Martim Vaz), in the Atlantic Ocean. On the voyage from Australia to Britain, this was one of the few land sightings.
    SignificanceDennis Adams paintings were signficant in capturing the last voyages of the windjammers in Australian and international waters during the 20th century.
    HistoryIn 1935 Dennis Adams went to sea on the last windjammers; ships that had been saved from the scrap heap to sail in the grain trade between Europe and Australia in the interwar period.

    Adams sailed as a passenger on the HERZOGIN CECILIE to attend art school in London in 1935, returning to Australia in 1938 on LAWHILL. On both voyages he enjoyed the company of the captain, and dined at his table, yet also worked with the crew. He often climbed the rigging with his paint supplies and sketched all aspects of shipboard life.
    Additional Titles

    Primary title: Martin Vaz Trinidad Island in distance (not to be confused with / the islands of Trinidad) Lawhill

    Web title: Martin Vaz from LAWHILL

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