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Edinburgh from Leith Roads

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Dramatic seascape depicting ships and boats battling a fierce storm. In the foreground, a number of fishermen aboard a rowing boat reach out towards the wreckage of a mast in the water, and to the left, a man overboard. To the left of the composition, sailors fight against the wind aboard a ship; sails billowing. Close by, a second ship tilts on the waves. To the far right, more vessels battle against the storm, and in the distance, a harbour and mountains can be seen on the horizon.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 101.9 x W 127.5 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Jesse Haworth, 1937

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : title, artist's name, date : Edinburgh / from Leith Roads / Sam Bough 1854

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