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Luirang, Wreck of the Sampson

Constance Frederica Gordon-Cumming (1837-1924)


Price
£3,750

Signed
Signed with initials, inscribed with title and dated 1868

Medium
Watercolour with bodycolour

Dimensions
11 ¼ x 18 ¼ inches

Exhibited
'Chris Beetles Summer Show 2024', Chris Beetles Gallery, London, June-September 2024, no 42

HMS Sampson was a Royal Naval steam frigate, which was launched from Woolwich Dockyard in September 1844. She saw service in Lagos and the Black Sea and worked latterly in the ‘Chinese Station’ around Hong Kong. She sunk off China in 1864. However, the mountain range in the distance is identical in contour to the Quiraing in Skye but there appears to be no shipwreck of a boat Sampson in Staffin bay. Our research is ongoing.


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