RMS Mauretania was built by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson on the Tyne at Wallsend for the Cunard Company. It was the largest ship ever built at this time and was launched on the 20th September 1906. She was the sister ship to the Lusitania which was torpedoed by a German U Boat in 1915 and sunk. The Mauretania is possibly the most famous ship ever to have been built and allowed passengers to travel in luxury across the Atlantic. The Mauretania broke all records for the crossing of the Atlantic completing the journey in five days and held the record until 1911.
This large, important, painting by Mason is impressive to say the least. Not only is it a wonderful watercolour it also captures an historic moment in time on the Tyne which itself had a long and celebrated history of shipbuilding.
The images on the website do not do this painting justice!
Watercolour and gouache 76cm x 125cm (30" x 49") In frame 98cm x 149cm (38 1/2" x 48 1/2") Signed.
From a private collection.