A stunningly vibrant 1893 Victorian maritime oil painting of “The Earl of Elign” signed by the artist I. Hudson
EARL OF ELGIN SS was a 4,448grt defensively-armed British Merchant ship built in 1909 by Russell & Co., Port Glasgow, Yard No 593 for Marshall & Dobbie, Glasgow. In 1916 she was acquired by Anglo-American Oil Co., Glasgow. On the 7th December 1917 when on route from London for Dublin she was torpedoed by German submarine UC-75 and sunk when 10 miles W ½ S from Carnarvon Bay Light Vessel, England. 18 lives lost including Master. ref. used: Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?12768
This is a striking piece of art as it is so vibrant. Painted on thin board the painting has been removed from its frame. We did consider having it re-framed but felt it would be more suitable for its new owner to have it mounted and framed to their taste.
Size: Width 63.5cm. Height 44.5cm approx