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Creator:
Richard Gilson Reeve, 1803–1889
And Augustus William Reeve, active 1831–1888
after Joseph Walter, 1783–1856, British
Title:

The Great Western leaving Bristol for New York

Date:
1840
Medium:
Colored aquatint on thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 22 1/8 × 28 5/8 inches (56.2 × 72.7 cm) and Image: 18 3/16 × 27 1/8 inches (46.2 × 68.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "27094"; inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "S463[7]"

Lettered, lower left: "JOSEPH WALTER, BRISTOL, PINX. | DIRECTORS, & c. | PETER MAZE, Chairman. | THOMAS KINGTON, Deputy Chairman. | ROBET BRIGHT - HENRY BUSH, | HENRY GODWIN - T.R.GUPPY, | ROBERT SCOTT - T.B.WERE, | CHRISTR CLAXTON R.N. Managing Director, | I.K.BRUNEL, F.R.S. Engineer. | WILLIAM PATTERSON, Builder, | MAUDSLEY' & FIELD, Makers of Engines."; lettered, lower center: "In Commemoration of the Establishment of Steam Navigation between Great Britain and America, THIS ENGRAVING OF THE MAGNIFICENT STEAM SHIP, | THE GREAT WESTERN, | Lient. James Hosken, R.N. Commander, | TAKING HER DEPARTURE FROM BRISTOL, FOR NEW YORK, HAS BEEN PREPARED. | Dedicated by Permission to the Directors and Shareholders of the Great Western Steam Ship Company, By their obliged and humble Servant, Thomas Freebody. | PUBLISHED MAY 21 1840, BY THE PROPRIETOR, THOMAS FREEBODY, HULL; ACKERMANN & Co. 96, STRAND; AND ROBERT BENT, PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON"; lettered, lower right: "R.G. & A.W. REEVE, LONDON, SCUP."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14452
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40080
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