The Clipper Ship Lancashire Witch by Thomas Dutton
Limited Edition PrintImage size in millimetres: 400 x 605
Edition of 1000 prints published by Avon Fine Prints
The Lancashire Witch was one of the many vessels built at Quebec. She was a full-rigged ship of 1574 tons and was eleven years off the stocks when she came to New Zealand. She was owned by Firnie and Co. of Liverpool and in 1863 was chartered by the Shaw Savill Co. The Lancashire Witch made her first passage to Lyttelton in 1863 and the 420 immigrants who embarked at London experienced a very trying and anxious time. Shortly after her departure scarlet fever broke out, and before reaching Lyttelton three adults and 23 children died and were buried at sea.
Like this early NZ immigrant ship print? You will find more prints like The Clipper Ship _Lancashire Witch_ in these collections at New Zealand's specialist art print store:
Thomas Dutton Collection
Ships & Marine Art Prints