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Distress Of the Centaur on the Night of the 16th of Septr, 1782... passage from Jamaica... storm... foundered Twelve persons only escaping from the Wreck

PAH9182
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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsCentaure (1757)

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Object ID PAH9182
Description Sepia aquatint inscribed with a description of the picture: 'Distress of the Centaur on the Night of the 16th Septr 1782; which with other ships of war, in their passage from Jamaica, were attacked with a most fatal storm, in which his majesty's ships, the Ville de Paris, the Glorieux, and several others perished; the Centaur was laid on her broadside, but righted, with the loss of all her masts, bowsprits and rudder, was driven about the sea in great distress for several days before she foundered. Twelve persons only escaping from the wreck.' Makers: Painted by R. Dodd, Engraved by Pollard, London, Published Octr 20 1783 by R. Pollard No.15 Braynes Row, SpaFields, & sold by R. Wilkinson No.38 Cornhill.
Date made 20 October 1783

Artist/Maker Pollard, Robert
Dodd, Robert
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials aquatint & etching, brown
Measurements Sheet: 510 x 703 mm; Mount: 606 mm x 835 mm
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  • Distress Of the Centaur on the Night of the 16th of Septr, 1782... passage from Jamaica... storm... foundered Twelve persons only escaping from the Wreck (PAH9182)
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