Artist's description:

'Throughout history disasters have caused great fear within societies around the world. From natural disasters, technology disasters, trade and even loss of life from adventure. During the eighteenth century Britain was travelling the seas to many places for many reasons. Within British business and certain quarters of society the fear of shipwrecks was very tangible. Not only did this potentially mean loss of life but it also impacted on business itself. If a shipwreck occurred most cargo would never reach its destination and could not be successfully delivered which would also effected finance and business credit rating. The tale of the doomed Grosvenor, a three-masted East Indian trading ship trying to make her way back to England is intriguing and it starts in Ceylon, Sri Lanka…

On the 4th August 1782 The Grosvenor set sail from Trincomalee in Ceylon back to England, laden with cargo and 150 people on board. Due to poor navigation she fell foul of rocks off the Ponderland coast around the Cape. Of the 123 survivors only 18 eventually reached Cape Town after a long trek. However, it is believed that several women had remained in the area with a local tribe and settled there - something not accepted within Georgian society. One of those women was Lydia Logie. Lydia, the wife of the Grosvenor’s Chief Officer, remained with the Xhosa tribe and eventually died there, her remains found by a rescue mission eight years after the shipwreck.

This expressionist portrait is of Lydia Logie – a woman, who after the death of her husband and in order to survive, joined the African tribe but also possibly to protect her child. Whatever the reason it showed Lydia of great strength and character.'

An unusual African style expressionist painting on a quality, stretched with deep edge cotton canvas to ensure excellent quality combining heavy weight medium grain cloth. This is a lovely gallery-wrap canvas where all securing methods such as staples or nails are to the rear, resulting in clean canvas edges if you wish to hang without a frame.

'Lydia Logie' is created using quality oils applied using only brushes. As the oils were recently applied, the surface is not yet protected with clear glaze of UV varnish.

It is signed on the front and on the back with Carl Philip’s self-styled Certificate of Authenticity with accompanying serial number.

All paintings are securely packaged, insured and shipped through a reputable courier I personally deal with therefore safeguarding the work of art, arriving safely to your destination. To protect the piece during transit, it will be wrapped with non-abrasive Cellair sheets and 3 layers of thick Aircap wrap enclosed within custom made cardboard cartons or ISPM compliant wood cases depending on requirements.

This piece has no frame and is ready to hang in your chosen area.

If you have any questions on any art works please contact me and I will respond as soon as possible.

Best regards,

Carl Philip

© 2016 Carl Philip Art. All rights reserved.

Materials used:

Professional oil paints, quality cotton canvas on a wooden frame.

Lydia Logie (2016)


  • Mixed Media painting, Canvas
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 16.14 × 19.69 × 0.98 in (unframed) / 16.14 × 19.69 in (actual image size)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed certificate of authenticity
  • Ready to hang
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