Grace Horsley Darling


Grace Darling was born in 1815 and achieved great fame for the rescue she made with her father, keeper of the Longstone lighthouse, when the 'Forfarshire', a paddle-steamer bound from Hull to Dundee, was wrecked on the Farne Islands on 7 September 1838. Grace became the archetypal Victorian heroine in the aftermath of her daring rescue. Technique includes etching.

Object Details

ID: PAD3521
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Rogerson & Tuxford
Events: Wreck of the Forfarshire, 1838
Date made: 1852
People: Darling, Grace Horsley
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Measurements: Mount: 243 mm x 155 mm

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