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Pair of Early Walnut Moulded Frames with Sea Rescue Engravings,
2004, The Collection J. John Auraden / Oct 21-22
first is entitled The Departure - Launching the Life Boat depicting a dramatic departure of a rescue boat with a small boat in the distance sending out distress signals. Caption below Swift on the shore a hardy few the life boat man with a gallant crew and dare the dangerous wave. Engraved by E. Stackpoole after a painting by Thomas Brooks. Published July 8th, 1871 by Brooks & Son 17 Great Portland Street London Copyright Registered. AND The Return - Saved from the Wreck. Caption below All the helpless are safe, the brave boat nears the shore, the true hearts, who saved them, are with us once more. Image depicts lifeboat with plaque on bow National Lifeboat Institution with crew rowing three rescued female passengers to shore with a commander calling out instructions from a pier. Both are 23.5" x 39" (w/o frame), 32.5 " x 47" (w/frame). Both images complete with a wonderful pair of matching walnut moulded frames with gilt inset border in an arabesque pattern.

Provenance:  
From the Estate of John Auraden of Hamilton & Fairhaven, Ohio.


Condition:  
First image is waterstained, large tear on bottom right, foxing, a few punctures, and image is separated from the frame, moderate toning. Second image is water stained, with somewhat warped paper, moderate toning. Neither print removed from frame for examination; G. Both frames are VG.
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