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'The Splashes of "Canopus"'s Guns': 'Scharnhorst' and 'Dresden' at the Battle of the Falkland islands, 8 December 1914, about 13.30

PAE1022
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Collection Prints, drawings and watercolours, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsCanopus (1897)

Object details:

Object ID PAE1022
Description This drawing was reproduced in Wyllie and M.F. Wren's 'Sea Fights of the Great War (1918) f. p. 100. It shows the German armoured cruiser 'Scharnhorst' with the light cruiser 'Dresden' astern. They are steaming away from Port Stanley at approximately 13.30 on the 8 December 1914 and - by the book's account- coming under fire from the guns of the 'Canopus' (firing from there) rather than from the British battlecruisers 'Invincible' and 'Inflexible'. The received date of the drawing is 1916, but it bears no obvious inscription to that effect. however, Wyllie did make use of some drawings he already had for his book, rather than doing all-new ones for the purpose.
Date made 1916-1918

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials pen &ink, with wash, grey; on card
Measurements 156 mm x 325 mm
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  • 'The Splashes of "Canopus"'s Guns': 'Scharnhorst' and 'Dresden' at the Battle of the Falkland islands, 8 December 1914, about 13.30 (PAE1022)
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