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'Launch of Lusitania'

Fine art

Object connections:

Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
User collections Re┬ĚThink Migration by marre986
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsLusitania 1906 [British]

Object details:

Object ID PAE2100
Description Inscribed by the artist, as title, lower right. A view looking up from fine off the starboard bow at the 'Lusitania' on her launching cradle at John Brown's yard, Clydebank, with flags flying for that event on 7 June 1906. figures are shown on the bow and in a large crowd gathered in the foreground, dwarfed by the ship towering above. Wyllie was presumably present, though whether drawings he made there were the basis for published news illustrations remains to be determined. [PvdM 10/13]
Date made circa 1906

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials wash, grey, with graphite
Measurements 452 mm x 291 mm
  • 'Launch of Lusitania' (PAE2100)
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