'Horsburgh Lighthouse on Pedra Branca'

This painting shows the Horsburgh Lighthouse, which was named after the navigator and hydrographer Captain James Horsburgh, F.R.S.. The lighthouse was built on Pedra Branca Island over a period of four years, and was completed in 1851. Pedra Branca was the site of many navigational accidents and the lighthouse was thus constructed to warn ships of rock-reefs in the area. This image of the lighthouse was painted a year after its completion by J.T. Thomson, the Engineer and Surveyor of Singapore from 1841 to 1853. Thomson had also planned the construction of the lighthouse.

Artist Name
J. T. Thomson
Date/Period
1851
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: L 34cm x W 27cm
Accession No.
1993-01589
Material
paint paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of PSA
Category
Paintings