Seascape, with two two-mast sailboats in a stormy sea; positioned centre, the near boat, with mainsail lowered and headsail raised, tows a lifeboat and holds seven crew, one at the tiller and six attending to the rigging; positioned behind to right, the second boat, with both sails raised, holds at least three crew, one at the bow waving towards the harbour wall in the right background; debris floats on the rough sea and birds skim the waves and circle the aft mast of the near boat.
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Still Image Item Type Metadata
Oil on canvas
200 x 310 cm
Hildebrandt, Eduard, 1818-1869, “Pecheurs d'Hastings,” RDS, accessed March 4, 2024, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/4013.