Artist Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey
French, 1804-1886
Title
  • The Wreck
Date 1854
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 38 × 30 inches (96.5 × 76.2 cm)
Framed: 42 5/8 × 35 1/2 × 2 3/8 inches (108.3 × 90.2 × 6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Edward Chandler Walker
Accession Number 07.14
Department European Painting
On View Era of Revolution S331, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed and dated, lower right: E Isabey 1854
Edward C. Walker;
1907-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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