British School - On Board S S Don - watercolour

British School - On Board S S Don - watercolour
Offered by: Sarah Colegrave
Dealer reference: 1402

Description

BRITISH SCHOOL
(circa 1880)

Deck of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Line’s S.S. Don en route to Demerara

Inscribed on the reverse: Deck of the S.S. Don 3800 tons/Southampton to Demerara/Royal Steam Packet Line
Watercolour over traces of pencil, unframed, in mount only

11.5 by 23 cm., 4 ½ by 9 in.
(mount size 28.5 by 39.5 cm.; 11 ¼ by 15 ½ in.

The steam ship Don (3805 tons) was built by Laird Brothers of Birkenhead in 1872 for the Pacific Steam Navigation Company. She was originally named the Corocavado. In 1875 she was purchased by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Line and renamed Don. She was scrapped by T W Ward at Preston in 1901.

Height: 11.50cm (4.53 inches)
Width: 23.00cm (9.06 inches)

Condition

Good

Date

Circa 1880

Price

£280.00

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