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Creator:
Thomas Picken, active 1838–died 1870, British
after Joseph Walter, 1783–1856, British
Title:

The Great Britain Iron Steam Ship

Date:
1846
Medium:
Lithograph on thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/8 × 21 7/8 inches (39.7 × 55.6 cm) and Image: 12 7/8 × 21 inches (32.7 × 53.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "a77065 | nu-"

Lettered, lower center: "Launch of THE GREAT BRITAIN Steam Ship, | AT BRISTOL JULY 19TH 1843. | To His Royal Highness Prince Albert H.G. &c &c &c | under whose Auspices this Magnificent Vessel was launched and who on that occasion honoured our City with his presence | This print commemorating that interesting event is with His Royal Highnesses Gracious permission respectfully dedicated by | The Publisher"; lettered, lower right: "The weight of Iron used in the Ship and Engines | is upwards of 1500 Tons | By the action of Low-pressure steam used expansively | in 4 Cylinders of 88 inches in diameter with 6 Feet | stroke 1000 Horse Power will be applied to a | Propeller of 16 feet in diameter revolving under | the stern."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.314
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:42071
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