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The Wreckers

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

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A coastal scene with, in the foreground on the left, a group of men salvaging gear from a ship that has run aground on the rocks in a stormy sea. On the left is a man, obviously injured, lying back on a pile of bundles, his shirt torn open at the chest. Above him, a man unloads bundles of luggage from the cart. There are barrels and boxes strewn around on the rocks. Two men are standing in the cart; one holds his hat on against the wind, and looks at the wrecked ship, while the other pulls up a bundle passed to him from below.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    50.8 x 68.6 cm

  • Accession number

    NCM 1904-53

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Mr Richard Godson Millns, 1904

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Friar Lane, off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6EL England

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