James DIXON (1887 - 1970)
‘The Schooner Hesperus in rough seas’
Oil on paper
22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm)
A long inscription lower right: 'It was the schooner Hesperus, that sailed the wintery sea; And the skipper had taken his little daughter, to bear him company'. By Jimmy upon Tory Island. (Taken from the poem "The Wreck of Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.