William Griffin of Hull (fl. mid-19th Century)
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William Griffin of Hull (fl. mid-19th Century)

The whaling ships Jane and Harmony off the port of Hull, with the Holy Trinity Church on the waterfront beyond

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William Griffin of Hull (fl. mid-19th Century)
The whaling ships Jane and Harmony off the port of Hull, with the Holy Trinity Church on the waterfront beyond
signed and indistinctly dated 'W. Griffin/1853 [?]' (lower left)
oil on panel
20 x 31½ in (51 x 80 cm.)
Provenance
with Colin Denny, Ltd., London.
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Lot Essay

The Jane accompanied James Weddell on three Antarctic voyages when she had a crew of 22 men. It was on his third voyage, from 1822 to 1824, that Weddell achieved the remarkable feat of going further south than anyone before and she eventually returned to England in July 1824.
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