James McBey British

Not on view

A Spanish galleon, with its stern high in the air, is drifting sideways at the mercy of a storm near a rocky coast. The artist noted on one of the trial proofs that the subject represents a ship of the Spanish Armada - the Santa Caterina - going on the rocks at Collieston, a small coastal village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Beyond a gully to the left, a small group of people is watching the doomed ship.

1588, James McBey (British, Newburgh 1883–1959 Tangier), Etching and drypoint

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.