The Paddle Steamer Ballina. A. Twigg.
A Twigg

The Paddle Steamer Ballina

Oil on board
39 x 60 cm
Signed

Provenance:
Len and Alma Barton, Sydney, by descent until 2007

Built by Low Walker and Co. in Northumberland, England in 1865. It was later refitted for the Clarence and Richmond Rivers Steam Navigation Company Ltd. It was in service in NSW between 1865 and 1879 when it was wrecked during a storm at Port Macquarie.

A. Twigg in the Sydney Morning Herald of 10th  November, 1876 advertised his services offering to paint portraits of boats in the Balmain Regatta:  Applications to A. TWIGG, Marine Artist,  No 10 Erskine-street

Little is known about the artist and his paintings are rarely seen
Acquired by the State Library of NSW

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