“The Wreck of the Reliance” (CL No 106b) dated 1859. The Courtney Lewis reference goes in to great detail about this print. First published by Baxter in 1843, it was republished, probably by Le Blond, in slightly reduced dimensions, but the derivation has not been proven and these could also be Baxter’s work. This is such a copy, all being rare. It is on its original cardboard mount and has no lettering within the picture or on the plate margins. The artwork is original to Baxter who took the detail from a survivor – R Dickinson – who died shortly afterwards. He was the ship’s carpenter and can be seen in the forefront of the image. Reliance was destined for China out of London and was lost off Merlemont with only 7 survivors out of 116. This is a fine copy of this rare print. Unframed.