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The Two Shipwrecks of the CircassianAbandoning the Circassian by Clarkson Stanfield (Detail)

The Two Shipwrecks of the Circassian

Hanging in our Nature v Humans exhibition is a painting of a dramatic shipwreck during a turbulent storm. The stricken Liverpool-bound vessel is called the Circassian and this is a fictional scene. However, forty years later, a real ship from Liverpool with the same name also foundered in an episode brimming with heroism and tragedy.

Posted on: 29 July 2021