T. Williams - The Stranded 'Panmure' before Salt River Mouth
The Stranded 'Panmure' before Salt River Mouth
Oil on canvas. 30.5 x 50.5 cm.
Signed and dated lower left: T. Williams 1892.
Stamped to the reverse of the unlined canvas: “G. Rowney & Co / London, W.”.
The 'Panmure' ran aground in stormy seas off the coast of Salt River Mouth in South Africa on 4th August 1891 (the original investigation report on the disaster can be read online under: <http://www.plimsoll.org/resources/SCCLibraries/WreckReports/16101.asp>). This work was painted the following year and shows salvage work being carried out on the stranded vessel.
Formerly The Parker Gallery, London (gallery label to the reverse of the stretcher).