Brown watercolour and wash over pencil, c.165 x 235mm. 6½ x 9¼".
Two fishing boats off the island of Corfu, a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. A drawing from life by a skilful amateur artist from a sketch book of scenes on a voyage of the ship 'Elphinstone'. She was a sloop in the service of the Honourable East India Company launched c.1824 which travelled to the Mediterranean, around the southern tip of Africa and on to the East Indies and Australia. The identity of the artist who travelled on board the Elphinstone drawing the different landscapes and scenes he saw is not ascertained. The sketch book is inscribed in ink with the initials 'W.B.' on the front endpaper.
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