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Title The Wreckers
Collection New Art Gallery Walsall
Artist Leeuw, Alexis de (Belgian painter, active ca.1848)
Date Earliest probably about 1855
Date Latest probably about 1880
Description A melancholy seascape at sunset with two men on horseback dragging flotsam and jetsam from a ship that can be seen wrecked in the background under a dark, brooding sky. Both the foreground beach and the sea is treated in a thick impasto technique.
Current Accession Number P96/76
Subject marine (shipwreck and wreckers)
Measurements 74.0 x 125 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mrs E. A. Holmes after 1892.
Rights Owner The New Art Gallery Walsall
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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