Eel Brook Beach, Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada
Captain George Pechell Mends
From Captain Captain George Pechell Mends' 'Trafalgar' sketchbook, which covers his commission in the ‘Trafalgar’, from 1850 to 1853. It includes sketches and notes on the inside front cover, 34 pages worked on both sides and a later and this unrelated loose watercolour in the back. No. 36 of 36. Stored loose at back of Mends's 'Trafalgar' sketchbook of 1850-53, of which one drawing is also dated 1862. The date of this one may be on the back, since it is not on the image side. While the scene and figures are unidentified, it is probably in England and, if in the 1860s, may show Mends's wife (left) and at least near-adult daughter, Mary Louise - the only child he is currently known to have had - who married in 1877, some years after his death.
Credit Line: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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