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        The Filibuster Selkirk

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years and four months marooned on an island without any human company; Selkirk had a dispute with the captain of the boat of which he was sailing master, the 'Cinque Ports' and was subsequently cast away on the uninhabited Juan Fernandes Island with a few necessaries; Selkirk is said to have provided the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'; Provenance: Private Collection.

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