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1998.338 (RS22295)

Description

Hand-colored Currier lithograph of the Steam Ship Great Britain w/ 6 masts, 15 sails, and one smoke structure in a 3/4 in. gilt frame. Seven flags including 3 British fly from the steamship and two life boats hang over the boat's side.

Details

Maker
Currier, Nathaniel (Maker)
Date
1845
After
Inscriptions
Printed beneath print: ""Lith & pub. by N Currier 2 Spruce St. N.Y./ 3500 Tons. Lieut. Jas. Hosken(?) R.N. Commander./ Engine 1000 Horse power. The largest in the world. Length from Figorehead to Tafrail(?) 322 feet./ Weight of Iron used in the ship and engine is 1500 Tons. Off Sandy Hook August 10th 1845. Main breadth 50.6 Depth 32.6/ 354""
Location of origin
New York, NY, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
hand coloring
lithography
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
Hand Colored
hand coloring
lithography
Lithography
marines (visual works)
Maritime
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, MARITIME
prints (visual works)
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
16.375 x 20.25 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.338
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18290
Reference Notes
Conningham. Currier and Ives Prints. [No Publisher].

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