British Marine School – S.S. Amphion – Capt. Robert Orr (19thc.)
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Oil painting on thick card. Presented in a new hand-painted frame. The picture is beautifully painted, possibly by the captain of the ship. As found in its original unrestored state.
Painting/Card: 16 7/8 x 29 1/4 in. (42.8 x 74.8 cm.)
Frame/Window: 15 3/4 x 27 3/4 in. (40 x 70.5 cm.)
Frame: 22 in x 34 in. (56 x 86.2 cm.)
This painting was previously thought to be S.S. Amphion a steam cargo ship built in 1911 by the Campbeltown Shipbuilding Co. However with little knowledge of this subject I was pleased to receive an email from an experienced researcher who suggested the boat is much earlier and could date from the 1850s/60s.