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In the Wake of '81

© the artist. Photo credit: Shetland Museum and Archives (Shetland Amenity Trust)

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The subject refers to the Gloup Disaster of 1881, in which a number of sixareens (large open boats) were fishing the far haaf (deep sea 40 miles off shore), when a sudden July storm off the north coast of Yell, Shetland, caused the loss of 10 boats and 58 lives.

Shetland Museum and Archives


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on hardboard

  • Measurements

    58 x 72.5 cm

  • Accession number

    ART 1992.739

  • Acquisition method

    purchased, 1992


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Shetland Museum and Archives

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