“Treasure Trove”, found on fire and dismasted, by the Cape Mail ship “Celt”, off Sierra Leone, 1868.
Pen and ink and pencil on paper, sheet 200 x 320 mm, signed in ink at lower left W. Fleming, Passenger, and captioned in lower margin in the artist’s hand: “Treasure Trove” (iron ship) derelict, found on fire & dismasted, by the Cape Mail sp. “Celt” Captain Baynton, outward bound 23 Sep 1868 Lat 9. 22 N Long 17. 04 W Sierra Leone bearing East by South 1/2 South – 220 miles; a second caption at lower right identifies R.M. Str. “Celt” Captain Baynton; verso inscribed in the same hand: Ask Johnny to take this to Illustrated News; the sheet is clean, with original folds (a short tear at lower edge of central vertical fold) and mild creasing.