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MADRID at sea
Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink, white highlight; gum arabic and scratching out on wove paper
The iron paddle steamer MADRID was launched at Blackwall in 1845 and operated on the Iberian Peninsular and Italian services. MADRID was wrecked in 1857 when she struck a reef entering Vigo. Passengers, crew, mail and specie were all safely discharged but attempts to refloat the vessel were unsuccessful.
Featured Ship: MADRID (1845)
Shipping Line: P&O STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY