Mauretania Leaves The Tyne | Thomas Hemy 1907 | Museum Poster

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Mauretania Leaves The Tyne Museum Poster

The Discovery Museum (Newcastle Upon Tyne) poster featuring a Thomas Hemy painting showing the Maretania leaving the Tyne, October 22nd 1907.

Mauretania was the most famous ship ever built on the Tyne. She was built at the Wallsend shipyard by Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson for the Cunard Line, a leading operator of passenger ships across the Atlantic. 

The artist Hemy painted her leaving the River Tyne to sail to Liverpool before her official trials in the Irish Sea. 

This painting hung for many years on the quarterdeck of the Cunard passenger liner QE2. It was taken off the ship and taken to the Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne when she made her final visit to the Tyne in October 2008

Artist: Thomas Marie Madawaska Hemy
Poster size 50cm x 70cm (19.7” x 27.6”)
All posters are dispatched in protective mailing tubes to arrive in the best condition possible.

Reproduction poster print from the original painting.

© Tyne & Wear Museums.

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