Saturday, March 07, 2015

Frederick Rolfe and the "Princess Alice"

"The Princess Alice" is the paddle steamer you can see in this painting being cut in half. I came across this image recently in a local auction house. It is a naive paining on glass and probably dates to just after the disaster itself, that is, about 1878.

I have written about the connection between Federick Rolfe Baron Corvo and this disaster before and you can read about it here but having been reminded of it by stumbling upon this auction lot I thought I would share it again.

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