The Rescue of the USS Danmark by George Mears, 1889
The Thingvalla Company's "Danmark" left Copenhagen with 735 people on board : 669 passengers, including 65 children, most were immigrants bound for America, and a crew of 66 men. Wrecked by a violent storm, her distress signals were sighted by Captain Hamilton Murrell on the "Missori", who threw cargo overboard and in 4.5 hours saved every soul by means of boats and lines. This historic oil on board was signed and dated 1889 by marine artist George Mears in the lower right. The reverse is affixed with the artists label printed "Painted by G. Mears / Marine painter / 76 Elder Street, Brighton. Our Item # 13159
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 17½ in | WIDTH: 25½ in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 12 in | WIDTH: 19 in
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CONDITION: Painting has been cleaned recently. Frame is of the period and is a bit rough in areas.