The Indiaman 'Euphrates'

A portrait of the Indiaman ‘Euphrates’ among shipping, in an imaginary scene, showing Cape Town and Table Bay in the distance on the left. A British ship on the left is firing a salute. There is a small fishing boat in the left foreground with men on board hauling in their nets. A figure in the stern holds a fish he has caught as he looks towards the ‘Euphrates’.

Built in Liverpool in 1834 her first journey was to Calcutta in 1836-37. She then travelled to China and Australia. On a return journey from West Africa in 1868 with a cargo of palm nuts and oil, she capsized 15 miles south west of Holyhead, off the coast of Wales. All aboard were drowned. This painting may commemorate her maiden voyage and is signed and dated ‘S.Walters 1835’ on the stern of the fishing boat.

Object Details

ID: BHC3330
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Walters, Samuel
Vessels: Euphrates (1834)
Date made: 1835
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Painting: 970 mm x 1528 mm; Frame: 1210 mm x 1775 mm x 95 mm

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