This painting depicts a number of sailing vessels battling against a northerly gale on the River Mersey.
To the left is the John Bagshaw and on the right is the anchored Maria Brandt whose crew are frantically trying to salvage a lost mast amongst the waves.
In the distance can be see paddle steamers and other sailing vessels near Princes Dock on the left and the masts of numerous vessels in Georges Dock on the right.
The church and tower of St.Nicholas can also be clearly seen.
Samuel Walters was born in London. His father was also a maritime artist and while he taught Samuel, Samuel was largely self-taught. Samuel moved to Liverpool and began to exhibit work in 1830. He became a member of the Liverpool Academy of Arts in 1841. He had work exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1842 to 1861 and also lived in London from 1845 to 1847, before returning to Liverpool to live in Bootle.
Photographed in Liverpool on 2 May 2015.