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A Breaking Wave

A Breaking Wave

Photographer: Thompson, Stephen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: 1758.b.6

Item number: 17

Length: 14.3

Width: 18.55

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Stephen Thompson evokes his feelings for the "seething waves" which inspired the following text accompanying his photograph, "One wave succeeding another, each seemingly more furious, more determined to advance farther than the last! And then those suspicious-looking black pinnacles of rock around which the broken water foams and rages! Not a pleasant coast for a ship to be found in close proximity to in dark December."

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