[To his Grace the Duke of Northumberland... this historical record of Female heroism inspired by humanity as exemplified in the rescue on the 7th September, 1838 on the Fern Islands of the nine survivors of the wreck of the Forfarshire Steam packet, by Grace Darling and her father...]
[Engraved by David Lucas after Henry Perlee Parker & John Wilson Carmichael.]
[Published September 7th 1839.]
Mezzotint on india, proof before all letters. 520 x 715mm (20½ x 28"). Backing card with repairs, india paper slightly bubbling The famous scene of William and Grace Darling rowing out to rescue the survivors of a shipwreck, an action that turned Grace into a national heroine. This print, published the year after the wreck, was dedicated to the Duke of Northumberland, who had become Grace's patron. Grace died of consumption only three years later, aged only 26. The original painting, with seascape by John Wilson Carmichael and figures by Henry Perlee Parker, belongs to the RNLI Heritage Trust.]
Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 43489] £280.00