1882 Seaford Beach Steamship Gannet



‘1882 Seaford Beach Steamship Gannet’

In 1882 The Gannet was stranded on Seaford Beach, from a black and white record I have re-created this scene.

Digital pigment print from original ink drawings. Printed on fine art paper using archival inks. Available in sizes A0,A1, A2, A3 or A4 as limited editions of 100. Each print is individually signed and numbered.

1882 history Seaford Beach

The text below describes with a lovely twist the history of this event as seen above in the photo of a page from the book ‘Seaford in old picture postcards’

‘When the steamship Gannet, bringing a cargo of tea, coffee, cotton, wheat, indigo blue, hides, linseed and horn from Calcutta to London, fetched up on the beach near the Martello Tower in a gale early in 1882, the crew were saved by the rocket apparatus and brought to the Bay Hotel in Pelham Road, to recover. A young woman working there helped one of the officers to dry out the ship’s papers. It happened on 14th February! (St. Valentine’s Day) — and so we should not be surprised to learn that he eventually married her and took her back to India with him.’

Photograph of print base drawings. I make these formats with calligraphic brushes, fine-line markers, and other tools; in watercolour, ink and charcoal and on separate sheets of A3 size marker paper. These are scanned and form the main line work and patterns in the final print.

Additional information

Dimensions N/A
Print sizes: standard landscape

Art print A0 size landscape, Art print A1 size landscape, Art print A2 size landscape, Art print A3 size landscape, Art print A4 size landscape


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