Cutting Away the Masts by Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867)

Cutting Away the Masts

Cutting Away the Masts

Clarkson Stanfield’s realistic depiction of a ship engulfed by crashing waves shows the ship’s mate cutting away the mast in an effort to reduce drag by the wind. This image was used as an illustration in the novel ‘The Pirate’ by Frederick Marryat.

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