The Rocket Cart

Artist: Samuel Bough

Birth Date: 1822

Death Date: 1878

Title: The Rocket Cart

Object Name: Painting

Date of Work: 1876

Inscriptions: Sam Bough 1876 (bottom left)

Medium: Oil

Support: Canvas

Dimensions (cm) (HxW): 94.5 × 145 (unframed)

Credit: Purchased, 1947

Description: Oil on canvas, seascape, depiction of a shipwreck in a storm off the Isle of Wight, with men pulling lifeboat out to sea. The Rocket Brigade were lifeboat crew who would fire a rocket and line out to ships in trouble when it was too rough to go out in the lifeboat. The crew would hold onto the line and make their way to shore.

Accession No: KIRMG:0000.0164

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