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On loan from a private collection

The sea is whipped up by a violent storm. Ships and boats struggle in the fierce winds and crashing waves. In the foreground, one boat has struck a rock and the sailors, some of whom have been thrown overboard, fight for their lives.

On an outcrop on the right, a castaway kneels and clasps his hands in prayer. To the far left, the sky begins to clear and rays of sunlight break through the dark clouds.

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