Art: Art at Sea

While the Italian freighter Leonardo da Vinci with a cargo of Renaissance paintings was being tossed in a heavy storm last fortnight (TIME, Dec. 23), the steamship Manuka, carrying a $125,000 traveling exhibition of modern British art to New Zealand, crashed in the fog on the rocks off South Island, near Australia, and broke up soon after the crew and passengers were removed. Among the shipwrecked paintings were two oils by Sir William Orpen, several water colors by Laura Knight, a collection of modern etchings by Frank Brangwyn and C. R. W. Nevinson.

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