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Theodore de Broutelles, The Wreck of the Victoria, 1887

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Broutelles was an unpretentious painter who specialized in sea-pictures; this painting of a wreck is very vivid I think. The Victoria was a cross-channel paddle steamer (on the Newhaven-Dieppe run) which ran on to some rocks off the French coast:
http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?30955
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