Product images of Passenger ship 'St Botolph', about 1880
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Passenger ship 'St Botolph', about 1880
Scale: not calculated. A charming and decorative item that is a fusion of a painting and a model. 'St Botolph' (circa 1880), a steamer, moves purposefully through the water from left to right, leaving a wake with smoke billowing from its single stack, both features achieved using cotton wool. In the background, a well painted panorama shows a rock lighthouse and a variety of shipping on a bright, breezy day.
The whole scenario is set into a glass-fronted display case, around which is set an ornamental gold-metalled frame. It is like a three-dimensional picture and for full effect it should hang on a wall. It is a genre of modelmaking that was very popular in the second half of the 19th century and particularly the 1880s. This is a particularly good example in which both the model and the background have been well executed, though there is a conflict here between the physical and the
Original size: 415 mm x 840 mm x 195 mm
- Image reference: L0353
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London