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Last Moments of an Old Sailing Ship in the 19th century - all products bar duvet by Dennis Melling

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My graphite pencil drawing of an old sailing ship in it’s last moments before sinking in a typhoon.
Based on an article that appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1894 – copyright Robert Neff collection.

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  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerabout 4 years ago

    Great sketch Dennis. You have captured the turmoil of the storm and the tragic loss of the ill-fated ship. Very poignant.

  • Thank you very much Kate :)
    I really appreciate your comments.

    – Dennis Melling

  • nigelphoto
    nigelphotoalmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you Nigel :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    Featured Work FEBRUARY 25th, 2011


    ►"Please enter/vote in the ongoing Challenges":

  • Many thanks Mary :)

    Sorry about the delay but I’m having some problems, with the failure of my laptop and things are a bit stressful.



    – Dennis Melling

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

  • Many thanks Sue :)
    A little different to the usual wooden boats postings :)
    The feature is very much appreciated.

    – Dennis Melling

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thank you very much :)
    I really appreciate the feature.

    – Dennis Melling

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 3 years ago

    Awesome work!

  • Wonderful of you to feature my drawing in Mysteries of the Past and Present.
    They never knew what finally happened to this ship it sank in 1894 or it is still travelling……..
    Best regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    JULY 8th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thank you Mary :)
    A feature place on Artist’s Universe is just wonderful.
    Best regards

    – Dennis Melling

  • Polly Greathouse
    Polly Greathouseabout 3 years ago

    This drawing is just breathtaking, Dennis!

  • Thank you Polly :)
    I used to live on board my small yacht and got caught in some pretty heavy seas but this one is a bit much :(

    – Dennis Melling

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterabout 3 years ago


    Congrats from your hosts at Tuesday Afternoon

  • Thank you very much Diane :)
    You are most kind

    – Dennis Melling

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Cee’s Fun Vintage Transportation group (clickable banner)

    Please check out our Challenges

  • Thank you very much Cee :)
    Greatly appreciated

    – Dennis Melling

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