African Hospitality by John Raphael Smith

African Hospitality

John Raphael Smith

Fine art poster

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African Hospitality

This print showing Africans helping shipwrecked Europeans is from Morland's painting, inspired by the story of the wreck of the Indiaman 'Grosvenor'. This occurred on Sunday 4 August 1782 on the Pondoland coast of South Africa, north of the mouth of the Umzimvubu River. The 729-ton 'Grosvenor' was returning to England, with a crew of 132 and 18 passengers (12 adults and 6 children), and a cargo valued at Õú75, 000. Of the 123 survivors only 18 reached Cape Town and were repatriated, the remainder dying of their privations and being killed by, or forced to live with, Bantu tribes. Four survivors eventually got back to England - Robert Price, Thomas Lewis, John Warmington, and Barney Larey.The most modern account is 'Caliban's Shore: The Wreck of the Grosvenor and the Strange Fate of Her Survivors' by Stephen Taylor (2004), who has informed the Museum [2009] that Morland's original painting is now in the Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg.
John Raphael Smith after George Morland

  • Image reference: S4909

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