Aconcagua, Mendoza Province, Argentina
18 June 1849
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No. 6 in Fanshawe's Pacific album, 1849 - 52. A fold-out panoramic drawing, on two sheets, the right one stuck down to the album page, and captioned by the artist below the image, as title. A view roughly west from behind Port Stanley across the flank of Mount William towards modern Darwin. The stone cattle or sheep pen and the horsemen are both standing on what is approximately the line of the modern Stanley to Darwin road. This is one of three drawings by Fanshawe recording his call at the Falklands, 21-27 May 1849 in the 'Daphne', bound for Valparaiso. 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