Hadyn Kiesey
Hadyn Kiesey

Perth Western Australia, Australia

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Medium

Framed and glazed watercolour line and wash

Description

This framed and glazed original watercolour line and wash features a study of the old paddle-wheeler steam tug "Yatala". There is quite an interesting history associated with the "Yatala" She was built in 1877 in Glascow for the Adelaide Steamship Company. On completion it was decided to sail this little ship to Australia via the Suez Canal. In the middle of the Indian Ocean she ran out of coal and the captain ordered her wooden fixtures be burnt for fuel. On arrival in Albany her captain expected to be able to load her with coal but non was available, so she was loaded with wood to burn in her boiler. Sailing on to Adelaide she very nearly ran out of wood and only just made it to port, so it was a very eventful voyage for this tug boat to her new owners.

The local newspapers of the day described her as a very stylish vessel with a rakish air. Well worth a painting I thought.

The framed work measures 32.5 cm x 27.5 cm x 2 cm. The matt white frame and mat compliments the painting very well.

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