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The Indiaman 'Euphrates'

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
User collections Britain and South Africa: a Maritime and Scientific Relationship by JohnMcAleer
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsEuphrates (1834)
Publication(s)Treasures of the National Maritime Museum
Gloria Clifton and Nigel Rigby
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Object details:

Object ID BHC3330
Description 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.
Date made 1835

Artist/Maker Walters, Samuel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 970 mm x 1528 mm; Frame: 1210 mm x 1775 mm x 95 mm
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