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Part of the Crew of the Abergavenny East Indiaman, delivered from their Perilous Situation

PAD6369
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsEarl of Abergavenny (1796)

Object details:

Object ID PAD6369
Description Hand-coloured aquatint print depicting the aftermath of the wreckage of the Earl of Abergavenny, this is an illustration in T. Tegg's "Accounts of Shipwrecks". The Earl of Abergavenny was heavily laden with over 400 passengers and a valuable cargo of porcelain and sterling worth £20,000. After various misadventures in the Chanel including a collision, the Abergavenny, having left Portsmouth and while being piloted through the Portland Roads on the 5th February during worsening weather and failing light, was driven onto the Shambles, a bank of sand and gravel about 1.9 miles (3km) out from Weymouth beach.
Date made 24 December 1808

Artist/Maker Tegg, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials aquatint, coloured
Measurements Mount: 176 mm x 234 mm
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  • Part of the Crew of the Abergavenny East Indiaman, delivered from their Perilous Situation (PAD6369)
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