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A Shipwreck
  • Philip James de Loutherbourg
    born: Basel, Old Swiss Confederacy (present-day Switzerland) ; died: Chiswick, England, United Kingdom
  • A Shipwreck, circa 1770
  • Where object was made: France
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 59 x 82.5 cm
    Canvas/Support: 23 1/4 x 32 1/2 in
  • Gift of Donald Sloan in honor of Professor Marilyn Stokstad
  • On view: Loo Gallery, 401, E5
  • 1985.0204
Label Text

Stormy seascape with wrecked ship and men in the water at center foreground. Large green waves and brown boulders surround the men. The ship is lower right with rocks and a cliff behind it. The horizon line is two thirds down from the top. There are large gray, blue, and white storm clouds with dramatic raking light in the background.