Painting [False Island]; Brooke, E; 1910; CT78.365
Painting [False Island]About this object
Painting; an oil painting depicting the scene from Catlins Heads, looking towards The Triplets and False Island, as it would have appeared to Captain Hayward on the day of the wreck of the Surat. Painted by E Brooke, 1910. Set in a wide wooden frame, with gilded inner edge.
The 'Surat' ran aground in a sinking condition, in Catlins Bay (now Surat Bay), on the 1st of January, 1874. No lives were lost, but the passengers lost many of their personal possessions. A later marine inquiry found the Captain and First Officer to be at fault for the wreck.
1910Medium and Materials
organic, vegetal, woodPlace Made
Signed in paint in the lower left corner: "False Island / E Brooke 1910"Technique
h 605mm x l 450mm x w 45mm
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