© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London | Licence: CC BY-NC-ND

Coastal scene in poor weather, with two women seated on a promenade bench under a lamp post, one with an umbrella, looking out to sea

Oct 1862 (?)

Captain George Pechell Mends

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Title

Coastal scene in poor weather, with two women seated on a promenade bench under a lamp post, one with an umbrella, looking out to sea

Date

Oct 1862 (?)

Description

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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Location

England

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© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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