Creator

Thomas Luny

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Creation Date

1801

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The Earl of Abergavenny was an East Indiaman launched in 1796 that was shipwrecked off the coast of Portland in Weymouth Bay, England in 1805 during her fifth voyage. The captain, John Wordsworth, was the brother of poet William Wordsworth. Captain Wordsworth perished in the wreck and his death marked a turning point in the poet's career.

The original painting is located at the British Library in London, England. See https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-earl-of-abergavenny-east-indiaman-off-southsea-191056

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© British Library Board (Manuscript: Foster 59)

Keywords

Earl of Abergavenny (ship), shipwrecks, John Wordsworth, William Wordsworth

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