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British History (Ralph Bruce)
Disaster In Darien 2 (Original) (Signed)

Disaster In Darien 2 (Original) (Signed) by British History (Ralph Bruce) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: BruceDarienLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Ralph Bruce (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 12" x 7" (310mm x 190mm)
Date: 1973
Signature: Signed by artist in bottom border (not shown)

This is the Signed unique original Watercolour painting by Ralph Bruce.

Scandal: Collapse of a Colony. The Darien scheme was an unsuccessful attempt by the Kingdom of Scotland to become a world trading nation by establishing a colony called 'New Caledonia' on the Isthmus of Panama in the late 1690s.

From the outset, the undertaking was beset by poor planning and provision, weak leadership, lack of demand for trade goods, devastating epidemics of disease and increasing shortage of food; it was finally abandoned after a siege by Spanish forces in April, 1700.

Original artwork from Look and Learn no. 593 (26 May 1973).

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British History (Ralph Bruce)

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