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19.           GAVARRONE, DOMENICO 1863     

The "Colombia" saved during a hurricane throwing part of the cargo to sea 

Watercolor on paper, cm 49x69,5        (inv. Costa n. 46)

Signed: Domenico Gavarrone Genova li 17 aprile 1863

Known data:

   TYPE:                                             pole brig
   YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION:    1856
   PLACE OF CONSTRUCTION:   Sestri
   SHIPOWNER:                               G. Badaracco
   CAPTAIN:                                      Gio Batta Mortola

Caption:

       "Hurricane suffered in the Ocean by Capt. G.Batta Mortola; and Crew of the Boat Colombia; from the 19th D.ber 1862 until the 2 J.ry 1863 in the Lat.de 56N, Long.de 30 W, in which the crew had to make yield of a part of the loaded grain and other various objects recovered on deck to lighten somewhat the Ship, and with this means and the intercession by Our Lady of Boschetto was saved but Ship and Crew and in memory of that this picture to Her dedicates."

Notes:

     The painting had been folded along the vertical left side, probably in order to adapt it to a preexisting frame, reducing of approximately cm. 5 its width.