English School Painting of Great Eastern
SS Great Eastern was an iron sailing steam ship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and built by J. Scott Russel & Co at Millwall on the River Thames, London. She was by far the largest ship ever built at the time of her 1858 launch, and had the capacity to carry 4,000 passengers around the world without refueling. She plied for several years as a passenger liner between Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting trans-Atlantic telegraph cable in 1866. English school, dominant school of painting in England throughout the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th.
This example, English School of the Great Eastern Leaving Port, 1880. Water color in gilt frame. Image 14" x 10 1/2". Framed 25" x 22".