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S.S. NORTHFIELD in the Bay of Naples


Date: circa 1908

Media: gouache on paper

Size: 400 x 610 mm

Acquired: 1984; Purchase

Accession Number: 84.162I


Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
16 January 2017, 15:23

Hi there David,

To follow up your enquiry - our curator, Mark Etheridge notes that the painting is of the Northfield which was built in 1901, so it can’t be the one that was involved in the 1858 rescue. The Northfield you refer to must have been an earlier vessel. He suggests that you try a local library or museum to look through the Lloyds Register of Ships to find more on the ships involved.

Thanks again for your enquiry,

Digital Team

Sara Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales Staff
3 January 2017, 09:42

Hi there David,

Thanks for your enquiry. I will pass it on to our curator and post their reply here.

All the best,

Digital Team

Northfield rescuing brig "Hebe"
2 January 2017, 03:14
I am trying to find the referenced painting of an at sea rescue in 1858. Do you have advice on it?

My great grandfather led the rescue.

David Eisenberg, San Francisco

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