Untitled, depiction of Ben Boyd's WANDERER

B O'Connor1840s

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This ship portrait of the WANDERER is based on an earlier lithograph by Oswald Brierly. The WANDERER was a lavishly fitted out yacht that frequently sailed on Sydney Harbour and Twofold Bay in the 1840s. It was owned by Benjamin Boyd, the entrepreneur who established a whaling station at Twofold Bay.

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  • Title: Untitled, depiction of Ben Boyd's WANDERER
  • Creator: B O'Connor
  • Date: 1840s
  • Type: Painting
  • Significance: This is a fine example of a ship portrait and represents the presence of Benjamin Boyd and the WANDERER in Australia.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Oil on board
  • Dimensions: 312 x 450 mm, 0.3 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds