S.S. Caribou NFLD Folk Art Memorial

S.S. Caribou NFLD Folk Art Memorial
S.S. Caribou NFLD Folk Art Memorial

S.S. Caribou NFLD Folk Art Memorial

Ref: 9088

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Interestingly, this is the second one of these I've handled over the years, suggesting several were done and possibly sold as remembrances of the event. This reverse painting on glass was done as a memorial to the loss of the S.S. Caribou, the Newfoundland-to-Cape Breton ferry that was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in 1942, resulting in the loss of 137 lives. The painting is a folky rendition done in bright colours, showing her steaming across the Cabot Strait with Port aux Basques in the background. The ship's portholes and windows, as well as the windows of the homes on the shore, are backed in tin foil to give a reflective effect. At the top left is painted "TORPEDOED OCT. 14 1942/FROM NORTH SYDNEY TO N.F.L.D.". This work is signed by the artist P.J. Pardy of Cape Breton. Excellent condition with no flaking to the paint.

Dimensions: 12"x24"


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