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The Margaret Murray, Thomas Waters Master, hove-to in a hurricane in the Atlantic

Period:
19th Century
Description:

The Margaret Murray was built for the Annan shipping family of Nicholson and named for the ship owners daughter.  Shipbuilding was a thriving industry in Annan during the mid-19th century and the town owes much of its Victorian wealth to the Solway and most of its finest buildings seen in the High Street today were built during this period when ship building and other industries such as fishing, and the export of fine sandstone were at its highest intensity.

 

Oil painting of a Barque design ship in heavy seas.

Materials/Media:
oil on canvas, framed
Dimensions:
height 883mm, width 1218mm
Source:
Annan Museum
Accession number:
ANNMUS:24
Digital Number:
HRFA005n
Creation Date:
1890
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council