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A head to torso portrait of Captain Matthew Webb from the Illustrated London News

58/6048
Historic Photographs

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Collection Historic Photographs
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Webb, Matthew, Capt

Object details:

Object ID 58/6048
Description A head to torso engraved portrait of Captain Matthew Webb within a printed oval surround. This portrait is taken from the Illustrated London News when reporting his death in July 1883. He had drowned in his attempt to swim the Whirlpool Rapids of the Niagara River. The portrait shows him with two medals: the Stanhope Medal for attempting to save a crewman who had fallen overboard the Cunard liner 'Russia' (1867) on 22 April 1873. The other was the Liverpool Humane Society medal presented for the same event.
Date made July 1883

Artist/Maker Illustrated London News
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Illustrated London News Collection
Materials Cellulose acetate negative
Measurements Overall negative strip: 33 mm x 230 mm
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  • A head to torso portrait of Captain Matthew Webb from the Illustrated London News (58/6048)
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