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Artist: Gustave Doré
[French painter and illustrator, 1832-1883]

Title: Ship among Icebergs

Date: 1876
Medium: gouache
Dimensions: 23 x 18 inches (59 x 45 cm)
Location: Museé de la Ville, Strasbourg, France

Image size: 1576 x 2034 pixels, 420 Kbytes
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
              
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I believe this was done as an illustration, or a study for an illustration, for an edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Here's a link to the full text of the epic poem. It's a classic work and a fairly easy read.
 
 
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