The wreck of the 'Forfarshire', 7 September 1838: survivors in Grace Darling's boat

Hand-coloured lithograph. The full title reads: 'Heroic rescue of the surviving passengers and crew of the Forfarshire steamboat by Grace Darling & her Father on the morning of the 7th September 1838.' This is the famous incident in which Grace assisted her father, keeper of the Farne lighthouse to rescue passengers: here the Darlings' coble is working its way back toward the lighthouse with survivors. She is at the stern steering with a sculling oar. The image is one of a pair with PAH0198 after Carmichael, a prolific north-eastern marine artist from Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Object Details

ID: PAH0199
Collection: Fine art
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Leitch, T. L.; Day & Haghe Carmichael, John Wilson
Vessels: Forfarshire 1835 [British]
Date made: 1838
Exhibition: Guiding Lights
People: Darling, Grace Horsley
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 298 x 381 mm

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