Dramatic seascape depicting ships and boats battling a fierce storm. In the foreground, a number of fishermen aboard a rowing boat reach out towards the wreckage of a mast in the water, and to the left, a man overboard. To the left of the composition, sailors fight against the wind aboard a ship; sails billowing. Close by, a second ship tilts on the waves. To the far right, more vessels battle against the storm, and in the distance, a harbour and mountains can be seen on the horizon. The sky above is heavy and dark, but for a break in the clouds where the sun's rays cast light over the distant landscape.
Where to see this painting?
Manchester City Galleries
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M2 3JL
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