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Ocean Monarch Henry Melling lithograph 1848

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Ocean Monarch


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Original antique military / naval print


The 'Queen of the Ocean', Yacht, Commodore Littledale, RMYC, Going to the Rescue of the 'Ocean Monarch' Emigrant Ship, on fire in Abergeley Bay, North Wales, Thursday August 24th, 1848. To Thomas Littledale Esq, in testimony of his humanity and gallantry, this print is respectfully inscribed by Henry Melling, Hon Secretary RMYC'. The Ocean Monarch was an emigration barque which in 1848 caught fire at sea and sank with the loss of 178 lives. The barque was owned by the White Diamond Line and was registered in Boston, the port where she was built. Ocean Monarch had left Liverpool on the morning of 24 August 1848 carrying passengers to Boston in the United States of America. Not far from harbour, a fire broke out aboard the ship. Two other vessels in the area, came immediately to the ships aid - the yacht Queen of the Ocean and the Brazilian frigate Affonso. 178 lives were lost. CONDITION : Overall toning. Several small breaks in the paper at the edge of the sheet, most repaired, esp along bottom edge. One 2cm repaired tear in title area. A couple go into the image very slightly. One old repair in the sky - white spot. One small stain top right of sheet. Marks in the title area. Some toning from previous matt. Reverse has a couple of pieces of tape and one running along bottom edge.

Additional Information

artist Henry Melling
method Lithograph with later hand-colouring
date 1848
size 300mm by 440mm (sheet)
SKU MN4763