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Burning of the Ocean Monarch, Emigrant Ship.
Burning of the Ocean Monarch, Emigrant Ship.
From a Sketch by the Prince de Joinville. Lithographed by A. Miller, 4 Harrington St, L'pool.
Published by W. Ellis, 21, Castle St.
Rare tinted lithograph. Sheet 285 x 400mm (11¼ x 15¾"). A little creasing.
Ocean Monarch, an American emigration barque built by Donald McKay in East Boston in 1847, left Liverpool for Boston on the morning of 24 August 1848. Just outside harbour the ship caught fire, driving the passengers to the ship's bowsprit, from which many jumped into the sea. 178 lives were recorded lost. The scene was sketched by François d'Orléans, Prince of Joinville (1818-1900) was the third son of Louis Philippe, King of the French. Leaving France in the aftermath of the 1848 Revolution, he was aboard the Brazilian frigate 'Affonso' (seen here flying the Brazilian flag).
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