Images of Industry


ROBERTO, Luigi (1845 - 1910)


Date: circa 1904

Media: gouache on paper

Size: 431 x 636 mm

Acquired: 2009; Purchase

Accession Number: 2009.88/1

The wooden three-masted topsail schooner ELLEN JAMES was built by D. Williams at Portmadoc in 1904. Owned by J. Jones & Co. and skippered by Captain J. Jones himself, she was registered in Caernarfon at 165 tons gross (137 net) and measured 101 feet in length with a 23 foot beam. She spent her career in the salt fish trade having replaced her predecessor of the same name which had been wrecked in December 1902.


Sara Huws Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
15 February 2017, 09:21

Hi there Steve,

Thanks for getting in touch. I will contact the curator to see if they would be interested in seeing a photo of your ship portrait.

Best wishes,

Digital Team

Steve Bardy
14 February 2017, 20:40
I have recently acquired a very similar ship portrait of the Ellen James, off Portmadoc. It is unsigned, but almost identical regarding the rigging, deck housing, and even positions of the crew. The pennants are slightly different. I can email a copy to you for your records if you like?
Kind regards,
Steve Bardy
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