Images of Industry


MOHRMANN, John Henry (1857 - 1916)


Date: 1896

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 790 x 1180 mm

Acquired: 1994; Gift

Accession Number: 1994.143/2

The Embiricos was completed in 1893 by Sir Raylton Dixon of Middlesborough for Alcibiades Embiricos of Andros, Greece. In 1896, another member of the family, Stamatios, came to Cardiff, and he often ‘fixed’ the Embiricos to load a cargo at the booming coal port. In this picture, however, the vessel is seen in the Straits of Dover, probably bound for Dunkirk with a cargo of grain from a Black Sea port. 


John Cook
20 June 2012, 16:58
Alcibiades (1842-1924) was living and working in Braila on the Danube as were many other members of the Embiricos family, but, like most of them, he registered his ships at Andros where his grandfather had been born. Stamatios (1868-1934) was a 2nd cousin and set up in Cardiff as a shipbroker and coal exporter a few months after the Embiricos was completed in June, 1893.

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