Print

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1845

GUSN

GUSN-18290

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

Descriptive Terms

marines (visual works)
prints (visual works)
hand coloring
lithography
paper (fiber product)
marines (visual works)
Unidentified Paper
Lithography
Hand Colored
Maritime
PICTURE, MARITIME

Inscription

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""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Currier, Nathaniel (Maker)

Location of Origin

New York, NY, USA

Dimensions

16.375 x 20.25 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.338

Reference Notes

Conningham. Currier and Ives Prints. [No Publisher].

Date

1845 (After)

Places

New York state (United States)