Painting: Wreck of H.M.S. ORPHEUS On Manukau Bar New Zealand Feb'y 1863.; Rich...
Painting: Wreck of H.M.S. ORPHEUS On Manukau Bar New Zealand Feb'y 1863.About this object
oil on canvas painted by English marine artist Admiral Richard Brydges Beechey, this painting depicts New Zealand's greatest sea tragedy which occurred on Feb. 7, 1863. Of the ships' complement of 259 officers and men, 189 lives were lost.
Commissioned by Thomas Stilwell a few months after the wreck occurred. The picture was painted from information from Mr Beer (the ships' carpenter), who supervised the painting process.
Oil on canvas/Art Media, 0 - Whole
Height (mm): 770mm (2 1/2ft)
Width: 1110mm (3 5/8ft)
P A Edmiston TrustCredit Line
On loan from Edmiston TrustObject Type
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