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This Plate of The Great Britain Steamship.
This Plate of The Great Britain Steamship. Constructed Of Iron By Tho.s R. Guppy, Esq.re C. E. at the Works of the Great Western Steam Ship Company at Bristol, is repectfully dedicated to their enterprising Proprietors by their obediant Servent The Publisher.
Painted by Joseph Walter _ On Stone by G. Hawkins. Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the Queen.
Published by George Davey, 1 Broad Street, Bristol.
Fine coloured lithograph sheet 20¾ x 28¾" (530 x 735mm) very large margins. Fine condition, tear in outer margins at bottom
The SS Great Britain was a passenger steam ship that sailed between Bristol and New York for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service. She was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (18061859) and was the first large ocean-going ship to be built of iron and to be equipped with a screw propeller. The Great Britain was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854 at 322 ft (98 m) in length. In 1852 she was sold for salvage and repaired after the owners went bankrupt trying to refloat the ship when she ran aground in 1846. From 1852-1881 she carried thousands of immigrants to Australia, including the England Cricket Team in 1861. Then she was used in the Falkland Islands as a warehouse, quarantine ship and coal hulk until she was scuttled in 1937. In 1970 she was paid to be raised and repaired enough to be towed back to England by Sir Jack Arnold Hayward. She is now a museum ship that resides in a dry dock in Bristol Harbour.
From the Berkeley Collection, Spetchley Park.
[Ref: 54731]   £1,650.00  
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The Great Western.
The Great Western. Lying at her Moorings at Broad Pill.
I. Walter, Pinxd. Scale of 40 feet to an Inch.
Lithographed & Published by T. Bedford, 44 Broad Quay Bristol. [n.d., c.1840.]
Lithograph, image 170 x 245mm. 6¾ x 9¾". Lightly soiled. Sheet corners missing.
The SS Great Western, launched in 1837, was the first steamship purposely built for the Atlantic crossing. When it completed the crossing on 23 April 1838, it was the fastest ship ever to do so. An attractive lithograph. After Joseph Walter (1783 - 1856), marine painter, who worked in Bristol.
[Ref: 10912]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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