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Date: 19th century

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 623 x 743 mm

Acquired: 1990; Purchase

Accession Number: 90.6I

The GLASLYN was a wooden barque of 763 gross tons, built in 1873 or 1876 by the Pembroke Dock Co-operative Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. for Evan Jones & Co. Cardiff.  Jones was a native of Afonwen, Gwynedd, and was a shipowner in Porthmadog before moving to Cardiffin 1865. By 1880 he was the owner of three substantial barques, including the Glaslyn. The Glaslyn was lost in 1865, but Jones went on to acquire steamships. The company ceased operations in 1924.


Amgueddfa Cymru
16 February 2015, 15:54

Dear Michael Pearson,
All we can find is reference to a Jakob Meyer, working in northern Germany in the 1840s, which may not really help! We could maybe find out more information if you were to send an image of the painting, however this might well be a reproduction as it originated from China.

MIchael Pearson
11 February 2015, 16:56
Greetings, Thank you for posting the photo of the oil Painting of the Glaslyn. I very much appreciated the background information on the ship and its service record. I recently purchased a painting of the same ship reverse painted on glass. It lists the painter as O. Mayor or MAYBR? The paint had bled a bit. Do you know of an artist with such a name. The piece of art is framed in The Peoples Republic of China. So it may be a reverse glass reproduction of the original for marketing purposes. I think that my item is quite nice and will enjoy it in our home. Thank you once again. Michael Pearson P.S. My wife's Warren family comes from Cilian Aron, Cardiganshire, Wales. The old home where her relations lived in the early 1800's is apparently a Bed and Breakfast today.
peter lancaster
8 February 2012, 14:11
REG. 1/7/1876 P.4/COL/a. (DEP. 30/6/1876)
peter lancaster
8 February 2012, 14:02
This is an unusual description of the barque Glaslyn. Unusual in the sense that the barque was built in 1873/1876 but was lost in 1865. How unusual is that?
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