British Marine Oil Painting RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner Steam Ship
Experience the majestic beauty of this 1 RMS Queen Mary Ocean Liner Steam Ship with this breathtaking British Marine Oil Painting! Evoking the powerful emotions of a grand sea journey, this incredible masterpiece allows you to capture and forever remember a timeless moment!
- Subject side profile view, magnificent maritime seascape view of the famous British passenger liner RMS Queen Mary.
- Title "Queen Mary which is shown on the ship, in the foreground your focus is first drawn to the impressive design of this ship, the 3 funnels with smoke bellowing out which is so iconic of steamships. Steaming along on the choppy high seas, with a mix of blue sky and overcast cloudy sky above. The red, white star ensign flag is shown hoisted on the tall stern mast. With Union Jack ensign flying high on the front tall bow mast. You can see the various portholes towards the water line and lifeboats hanging on the top side, also the bridge and rigging and rope ladder on the masts.
- Impressive size, with the frame being 85 cm wide and 65.5cm high.
- Medium oil on canvas.
- Set in a gilt frame.
- Circa mid 20th century, 1950s.
- Ship biography also shown in verso.
- RMS Queen Mary is a retired British ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard-White Star Line and was built by John Brown & Company in Clyde bank, Scotland. Queen Mary, along with RMS Queen Elizabeth,  was built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. The two ships were a British response to the express super liners built by German, Italian and French companies in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
- Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and won the Blue Ribald that August;she lost the title to SS Norman die in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952, when it was taken by the new SS United States. With the outbreak of World War II, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers during the conflict.
- Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along with Queen Elizabeth commenced the two-ship transatlantic passenger service for which the two ships were initially built. The two ships dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950s. By the mid-1960s, Queen Mary was aging and was operating at a loss.
- After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she was permanently moored. The City of Long Beach bought the ship to serve as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum and a hotel. The city contracted out management of the ship to various third-party firms over the years. It took back operational control in 2021 when the operator filed for bankruptcy, and it was found that extensive repairs were needed to keep the ship from sinking.
- RMS Queen Mary Ship Facts Tonnage: 81,237 GRT Length: 1,019' Beam: 118' Draft: 39' Number of Decks:12 Cruising Speed: 28.5 knots (32.8 mph or 52.8 km/hr) Max Speed: 33 knots (38mph or 61km/h) Line: Shipyard: Cunard John Brown & Company Clyde bank, Scotland
Port of Registry:Liverpool Maiden Voyage: May 27, 1936, Years in Service:1936-1967
Current Status:Permanently located in Long Beach, CA as
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- Ref sources greatoceanliners, Wikipedia & Atlantic liners.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of the marine subject.
- With hanging thread on the back, ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface in acceptable order. Having various foxing staining also scuffs to the canvas surface, some paint losses in places also some minor paint touch ups in places, a small patch repair has been done to the back of the canvas where there is a small tear. The frame is in good overall order having general wear and some small chips, scuffs, various stains, scratches commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame
High (65.5 cm)
Wide (85 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (3.5 cm)