Wreck of the 'Forfarshire', 7 September 1838

Hand-coloured lithograph. The full title reads : 'Wreck of the Forfarshire Steamer on one of the Rocks of the Ferne [Farne] Islands as she appeared at Day-break on the morning of the 7th September 1838'. This is the famous incident in which Grace Darling assisted her father, keeper of the Farnelightouse to rescue passengers: here their coble is shown approaching the ship from which survivors are on a makeshift raft sheltered under the bow. The image is one of a pair with PAH0199 after Carmichael, a prolific north-eastern marine artist from Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Object Details

ID: PAH0198
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Leitch, T. L.; Carmichael, John Wilson Day & Haghe
Vessels: Forfarshire 1835 [British]
Date made: 1838
Exhibition: Guiding Lights
People: Darling, Grace Horsley
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 295 x 381 mm

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