Harry Harvey Clarke (1869-1948)
The Wreck of the Hesperus

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Price: £4200


Description
watercolour, signed and dated 1868, 29ins x 21ins On a stormy night a fisherman took his daughter to sea, the weather was awful and getting worse. he lashed his daughter to the main mast in his great coat. He froze to death leaving his daughter to pray for help from above. She was found the next day , washed up on a beach, still tied to the mast. The poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow tells the story vividly offering no sympathy for the foolish father for firstly going out in a storm and also taking his daughter with him. The poem was written in 1842.
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