Thursday, August 2, 2012
Lot 201: SS La Blanca
This is SS La Blanca, the ship on which my great uncle Axel died when it was torpedoed in 1917. My cousin Anders succeeded in obtaining this image two days ago after much perseverance. A bit spooky to see the ship at last, the more so in that it has a black funnel. This, it appears, is an indication that the ship belonged to the Argentine Cargo Line.
The painting is by one H. Crane and was auctioned as lot 201 in July 2008 by Toovey's, in West Sussex.