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A Fishing Boat Brought Ashore near Conway Castle

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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Philip de Loutherbourg was one of many artists who interpreted the scenery around Conway in the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In this version, the castle looms high on a hill to the left, silhouetted against the sky. Dominating the estuary of the River Conway in North Wales, it has here been portrayed as a romantic ruin. A small cart stands on a sloping path to the left, depicted as running down to the rocky shoreline. Here eight men struggle to drag their heavy boat ashore from a foaming sea, with a rakish cutter running inshore beyond.

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H 69.9 x W 106.7 cm

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