Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 13

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Title

Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 13

Description

In the centre of the painting is a lifeboat in choppy seas with at least eight people on board. A shirt and some trousers are tied to the two masts of the lifeboat and are blowing in the wind. A man wearing a white uniform with a red emblem on his right shoulder is firing a flare in the direction of a seagull flying nearby. A man in the centre of the boat is holding onto the mast pole with his left hand.

Label reads “19”; signed by the author; caption reads “(13)… Trovammo la forza di ridere, misi l’acqua a razione, da mangiare trovai cera d’api, stagnola che conservava trà le pieghe, un pò di cotognata, e qualche buccia di banana, mangiammo anche la stagnola. A prora fù drizzato un remo, e un’altro nè fù drizzato a poppa: sù uno un paio di mutande, sull’altro un camisaccio. Ci ponemmo ai remi, eravamo rimasti in 7, e i giorni passavano, e un’altro dei superstiti, morì per cancrena, in seguito a ferita, ad una spalla, per tutto il giorno tenemmo il corpo a bordo, nella speranza di qualche incontro, poi lo calammo in mare. Al 7o giorno vidi un gabbiano, che si cullava sulle onde, lo feci secco con la Very, e lo cucinai dentro l’elmetto, col fuoco acceso con un remo rotto. L’8o e il 9o giorno passarono…”

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Francesca Campani
Alessandro Pesaro
Helen Durham

Rights

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Format

One tempera on paper, pasted on mount board

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PFilliputtiA16010015

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Citation

Angiolino Filiputti, “Battle of the Espero convoy. Part 13,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/105.

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