Wreck of the Norwegian Barque 'Jernaes' of Risør, on Hendon Beach, 21 October 1894

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John Leviss, 1st Company, Sunderland Volunteer Life-Brigade, lost his life in the rescue of the crew. The 300 tonne wooden barque was built in Risør in 1870 by N. Olsen Gjernæs and registered to the Norwegian port of Arendal. The artist of this painting remains unknown, signing with the letters R.Mc.

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens



Wreck of the Norwegian Barque 'Jernaes' of Risør, on Hendon Beach, 21 October 1894




oil on board


H 30.5 x W 40.4 cm

Accession number

TWCMS : C427

Acquisition method

gift from Mr and Mrs C. T. Dale, 1940

Work type


Inscription description

R.Mc (?)


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