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Francis Hustwick (1797-1865)
Francis Hustwick (1797-1865)

A ship ablaze with rescue at hand

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Francis Hustwick (1797-1865)
A ship ablaze with rescue at hand
signed and dated 'F Hustwick 1848' (lower right)
oil on canvas, unframed
24¼ x 33¾ in. (61.6 x 85.6 cm.)

Lot Essay

It is possible that this depicts the final stages of the fire which destroyed the East Indiaman Kent, on 1st March 1825, a notable disaster depicted by many artists at the time.
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