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James E McConnell
The Wreck of the Grosvenor (Original)

The Wreck of the Grosvenor (Original) by James E McConnell at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: McConnellWreckLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: James E McConnell (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 13" x 8" (320mm x 200mm)
Date: 1982

This is the original Gouache painting by James E McConnell.

The Grosvenor, a treasure ship sailing from Ceylon to England, ran aground on a sharp reef north of where Durban is today in South Africa.

For years rumours persisted that some of the gold coins and diamonds had been discovered by locals, prompting all manner of expeditions. The wreck happened in 1782 and the fortune was estimated at £80,000 at late 18th C. prices.

This art was used in the Look and Learn book 1982 but would have been used earlier in the weekly Look and Learn magazine.


Price:  150.00
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James E McConnell

James E McConnell