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The 'Earl' Leaving Burravoe

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Old Haa Trust

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This painting shows the passenger/cargo ship 'Earl of Zetland' sailing south from Burravoe, in a late summer rural setting. At the time of painting, the 'Earl' had recently (1974) been decommissioned as the North Isles Supply Ship, having visited Yell three times every week, weather permitting, since 1945. She still survives, as a floating restaurant, on the river Tyne at North Shields, Tyne and Wear.

Old Haa Museum





oil on canvas


H 71.5 x W 91 cm

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bequeathed by Professor Gordon Donaldson, 1993; received, c.1997

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