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Untitled (SOLWAY)

Date: c 1908
Mount: 637 x 790 x 60 mm
Sight: 450 x 600 mm
Overall: 637 x 790 x 60 mm, 4.7 kg
Display Dimensions: 468 x 621 mm, 2 mm
Medium: Oil paint, canvas
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00018254
Place Manufactured:Sydney

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    Broadside port view of steel barque SOLWAY in open sea with the vessel's name is written across the bow and on a banner. Sails are furled on the upper yards of the foremast and mainmast and figures are visible on the firecastle and poop decks. A single white lifeboat hangs off davits on the starboard side. In 1908 the vessel was caught in a hurricane shortly after leaving New York with a partial cargo bound for Sydney. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the rest of the voyage to Sydney was uneventful arriving on the 23rd May, 1908.
    SignificanceThis ship portrait is by a prominent Australian marine artist and represents the transport goods between Australia and the United States in the early twentieth century.
    HistorySOLWAY was a steel barque of 1720 tons built in 1895 by Barclay Curle & Glasgow and owned by J & J Rae & Co. She had one deck and two tiers of beams and one cemented bulkhead.
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    Web title: Untitled (SOLWAY)


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