Oil Painting Maritime "RMS Saxonia" Liner Ship Sailing Mersey Liverpool Docks
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- 1 Fine Art Oil Painting Maritime "RMS Saxonia" Passenger Liner Ship Sailing Along Mersey Liverpool Docks.
- Oil on canvas.
- Circa mid 20th century late 1950's.
- Set in a contemporary frame.
- Indistinctly signed by the British artist G D G.
- Subject maritime seaview of the RMS Saxonia passenger liner ship sailing along the Mersey Liverpool Docks with a tug boat steaming near. You can see the liver buildings in the background.
- Provenance bought from a fine private museum art collection.
- RMS Saxonia was a British passenger liner built by John Brown & Company at Clydebank, Scotland for the Cunard Steamship Company for their Liverpool-Montreal service.
- She was the first of four almost identical sister ships built by Browns between 1954 and 1957 for UK-Montreal service. The first two of these ships, Saxonia and Ivernia were extensively rebuilt in 1962/3 as dual purpose liner/cruise ships.
- They were renamed Carmania and Franconia respectively and painted in the same green cruising livery as the Caronia. Carmania continued transatlantic crossings and cruises until September 1967 when she closed out Cunard's Montreal service.
- She and her sister had been painted white at the end of 1966 and from 1968 Carmania sailed as a full time cruise ship until withdrawal after arriving at Southampton on 31 October 1971.
- In August 1973 she was bought by the Soviet Union-based Black Sea Shipping Company and renamed SS Leonid Sobinov. The ship was scrapped in 1999.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having various wear, dust, stains, scuffs & scratches and minor chips and repairs in places to the frame commensurate with usage. The front painting surface does have various foxing, craquelure, staining in places commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres of frame approximate
High 18.11" (46cm)
Wide 22.44" (57cm)
Depth 1.37" (3.5cm)