Grace Darling & Her Father Going to the Rescue of the Forfarshire Steamer.The Forfarshire Steamer (commanded by Capt. Humble) left Hull for Dundee Wednesday Even.g Sept.r 5th 1838 [...]
Wood engraving with hand-colouring, sheet 195 x 290mm (7¾ x 11½"). Trimmed; glued to album sheet ; wrinkling to paper.
Grace Darling (1815-42) often assisted her father, lighthouse keeper on Brownsman Island off the Northumbrian coast. The steamer 'Forfarshire', sailing from Hull to Dundee, was wrecked upon the rocks nearby and Darling and her father rescued survivors they saw huddled on a rock. Here Darling and her father (lower right) row out to the survivors, with the battered ship nearby and lighthouse on the far right. The exploit made Grace famous, with poems, biographies and prints such as this responding to the deed.
Impression in National Maritime Museum (PAD6690)
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