Painting on Milk Glass of S.S. Port Melbourne
Commemorative oil painting of the Steamer S.S. Port Melbourne, London on milk glass. Portrait in life ring decorated with flowers and ship's mast flying the house flags, William Milburn & Co. as well as Anglo-Australian Steam Navigation Co. Originally shipping coal from England to its many British ports, then expanding to India, China, South America and Australia. The painting itself measures 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches sight. It is housed in a simple wood frame. The frame measures 12 1/2 inches by 14 1/2 inches. Signed J. Bell, English, late 19th century. Original condition.