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Item part of: Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana

  The largest ship ever built, The Baron Renfrew


1825 — crayon lithograph with watercolour

Inscription: Inscribed in the stone. l.c.; The largest Ship ever Built, THE BARON RENFREW, Captn: Mattw: Walker./ From a Drawing highly approved by the Captain, Officers & Crew as the only correct portrait! As She appeared on the 21st: Octr: 1825, at the time the Captain, Officers & remaining 22 of her crew left her, off Gravelines. - She left Quebec Augt. 23rd & filled with / water 650 Miles from land, drew 33 ft. & had 31 ft. water in her Hold, was waterlogged & went ashore in 3 pieces 24th Octr: near Calais. / he 4 Anchors wd. 192 cwt. Chain 2 1/4 In. diam.r: 130 fathoms long, wt. 14 Tons Hemp cable 26 In. Circume: got on the Long sands off Margate 16th / & off 18th Octr: Cargo consisted of 9000 Tons of Timbre. -Printed & Pubd. 27th Octr: 1825. By S. Vowles, 3, St. Michael's Alley, Cornhill, London. l.l.; Dra[wn] [illebible word ending in "ity"] / M. Young. l.r.; S. Vowles Lith. [hardly legible]; in pen and ink, verso. u.l.; C. Richardson [sic?] / Limehouse
  ACCESSION:  R9266-3280
  REPRODUCTION:  e000943147

Graphics: art      No restrictions on access for use in publication or reproduction
Copyright:  expired
Credit:  Library and Archives Canada / Bibilothèque et Archives Canada (R9266-3280) Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana
print / estampe
Support: 25.0 x 32.8 cm
S. Vowles, London (Printer)
S. Vowles, London (Publisher)

event / evenement