How you can use this image
This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).
Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.
The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.
Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
A shipwrecked Norwegian trawler ‘Norholmen’ sits on the Kirkyard shore at Stromness, Orkney. Nine fishermen had to abandon this ship in 1966 when it grounded on rocks in Hoy Sound. Heavy winds and high seas later drove the ship over the rocks and on to the shore alongside Stromness cemetery. With around 70 islands and a coastline of more than 550 miles, Orkney has a long history of shipping disasters. Rocky shores, undercurrents, dangerous tides and perilous weather have claimed hundreds of ships and thousands of lives.
oil on canvas
H 90 x W 90 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2017