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A primitive ship’s portrait showing the brig ‘Martha Edmonds’ in full sail, broadside-on in a calm sea. Her name is visible on the flag flying from her main mast. Several figures can be seen on board and the smoke from a steam ship can be seen on the right with land beyond. The artist painted a number of ship’s portraits towards the end of the nineteenth century and this painting is signed ‘W.
oil on board
H 43 x W 61 cm