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s.s. GREAT BRITAIN   July  1845.

s.s. GREAT BRITAIN July 1845.

Oil on panel, 12 x 16. Dated 2020.
Just in case someone is wondering about the dates. The ship's maiden departure was July 1845. Her only every departure from Bristol. Here is the crunch, the Clifton Suspension Bridge was not completed until 1864. My client wanted ship and bridge togeth

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A little artistic license does not detract from a marvellous portrait and it is such a nice catch.

Don
 

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Thanks Don. If the client wishes I can either remove the bridge or the ship! The hard part was the foliage!

Stephen
 

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Hi Stephen,
A pleasure to see the ship painted by you. In any case, the finest blade with a wonderfully diverse range of colors.
What about the ornament under the bowsprit? Was the decoration realized later?
Best Emil
 

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Simple beautiful picture, thanks Stephen,....you have such a delicate eye for detail and the ability to bring it to life.

...ps. try 1845 instead of 1945 for her departure date in your text below the caption

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A picture of which I am sure Mr Brunel would have approved, showing the bridge which he never saw completed.

The painting of the launch shows the gingerbread work on the bow. Is there any reason for its omission here?
 

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I'd better fessup. I finished the painting this morning. Took the photo. Sent to the client in Bristol. Very happy. When I put a painting is finished, I turn it upside down. It give a different view and the thing is to check it then. Anything missing.. it become obvious. Yes. I forgot about the gingerbread decoration. &%$*!!!!)(&*^%!!!! Later this afternoon. Thanks for your concern. :)

Stephen
 

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Hi Roberto,

The span is 700 ft and the clearance at H.W. is 245 ft. No nonsense bridge!

Are you back on board?

Stephen
 

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