Aconcagua, Mendoza Province, Argentina
18 June 1849
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No. 40 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. Captioned by the artist on the album page below the image, as title. A well-observed study of the local costume at Tepic, Mexico, where Fanshawe appears to have spent the dates given for it arranging for a freight of silver to be carried to Panama on his ship 'Daphne' from San Blas, the port for Tepic. From an album of watercolours of Madeira, Brazil, the Falkland and Pacific Islands, Chile, Panama, Mexico, Vancouver, and California. It covers Fanshawe's commission in command of HMS 'Daphne' 1848-52, on the Pacific station based at Valparaiso, Chile, under Rear-Admiral Phipps Hornby in the 84-gun 'Asia'. The earliest dated drawing is of Madeira, 1 January 1849 on the way out, and the last of Cape Horn on the return, 28 May 1852. For further details, see collection online record.
Credit Line: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London