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This painting is one of a series of four in the same frame, recoding an incident involving HMS 'Pique' when she went aground on rocks at Point Forteau, at the Straits of Belle Isle, whilst patrolling off Labrador. Although land was very close by it was not discernible because of the thick fog.
From these four paintings see also BHC2256, BHC2257 and BHC2258, a series of four lithographs were made.
HMS 'Pique' off Point Forteau, 23 September 1835
mid-19th C–late 19th C
oil on panel
H 24 x W 34.5 cm