View of British Steam Vessels under Weigh

Made:
1820-1851 in London
maker:
Rudolph Ackermann

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View of British Steam Vessels under Weigh as Designed, and Constructed by Barrodall Rob[er]t Dodd, civil engineer, of
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Print. Aquatint, col., published by R Ackermann, 101 Strand, [London, 1820-1851?]. View of British Steam Vessels under Weigh as Designed, and Constructed by Barrodall Rob[er]t Dodd, civil engineer, of Newcastle on Tyne. platemark 36.7x54.2cm; sheet overall 40x58cm. Depicting sail / paddle steamer on 'pleasure trip' with crowded deck, inset view below of the interior of the principal cabin; sailing barges and another vessel in background; rowing boat and sailors in stripey shirts, foreground right; An American Vessel, imprinted, to left [for comparison?]. Undated [scratches beside imprint]. Print contains a 1791 quotation from [Erasmus] Darwin, from The Botanic Garden (1791), Part I. 1. 289: "Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar / Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car, /Or on wide waving wings expanded bear / The flying chariot through the fields of air."/ Darwin

Details

Category:
Art
Object Number:
1987-1075
Materials:
aquatint, paper
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Elton Engineering Books
status:
Permanent collection

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