Brig Drifting Ashore off Bamborough, Northumberland (Bamborough Castle, Northumberland with a Wreck)

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The whole of the foreground is raging sea, with, in the middle ground centre, a wrecked ship on its side. There is debris afloat all round it. On the right a flock of gulls hover over the waves. In the distance, in the top right corner, is a hill, on which stands the castle, with a flag flying. The weather is stormy, with black clouds over the left side of the picture.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



Brig Drifting Ashore off Bamborough, Northumberland (Bamborough Castle, Northumberland with a Wreck)




oil on canvas


H 76.8 x W 127.3 cm

Accession number

NCM 1908-13

Acquisition method

purchased from the executors of the estate of Mr R. Wilkinson Smith, 1908

Work type


Inscription description

sign hayes

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