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The focus of the painting is the imminent shipwreck which derives from the local folk memory of ‘The Mournefull Marriage’, when 47 people and 11 horses, comprising a wedding party, were drowned as a sudden storm at sunset sank the Windermere ferry on 19 October 1635.
oil on canvas
136 x 202 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, the Friends of Abbot Hall and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1988
Abbot Hall Art Gallery
Kirkland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 5AL EnglandView venue
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