Pencil and coloured crayon drawing on prepared board
32.5 x 46.3 cm
Signed and dated; also titled below the image under the mount
Provenance: Private collection, UK until 2011; Edward and John Barkes
The Blue Jacket was an American clipper built in Boston in 1858 and well known for the lavish decoration of the staterooms and saloon. She served in the Liverpool and Australia trades between 1860-1864. The ship was named after The Blue Jackets, a traditional name for sailors in the US and British navies.
Hugh Hughes was an Able Seaman aboard the Blue Jacket in 1867