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PREMIER {STEAM DREDGER} IN A STORM OFF NORTH SHORE, ESPERANCE

1905
Collection
Overview

Watercolour, ink and gouache on paper. The steam dredge PREMIER in a storm of the coast of Esperence Western Australia 1905.

Historical information

In l905 the vessel nearly capsized in a violent gale, the resultant watercolour was painted by C J Batelier from his knowledge of the working vessel when it was employed in Albany and his vivid impressions of what the sea and sky would look like in a storm of such immensity. Note that the vessel apparently has her engine room working at full capacity, from the volume of smoke pouring from the funnel. The amount of top hamper that was the frame and the buckets and chains, would have made this vessel a nightmare to work on in such a gale.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-51-V1992.31
Item type
Width
319.9998 mm
Height or length
224.9998 mm
Inscriptions and markings

C.J. Batelier
MARCH 1905

Keywords
ILLUSTRATION
Watercolour
Ship
Year
1905
Primary significance criteria
Artistic or aesthetic significance
Historic significance
Albany Historical Society Inc

Albany Historical Society Inc

Organisation Details
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Dredge