Basi Ivancovich (Italian/Austrian, 1815-1898) S.S. Oswestry, John Wesley McDonald Master.
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Basi Ivancovich (Italian/Austrian, 1815-1898)
S.S. Oswestry, John Wesley McDonald Master. Signed and dated "Ivancovich 1894" l.r., titled below. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 29 in., in a period gilt-gesso frame. Condition: Relined, scattered retouch.
Note: The S.S. Oswestry was built in 1888 by Furness Withy of Hartlepool, England, for Sivewright, Bacon & Co. In March of 1899 she was bound from Newport News for Manchester but ran aground on a small pinnacle on the north side of Mizen Head, County Cork, Ireland, in the midst of a dense fog.
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