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1874 Wood Engraving George G Kilburne Art PS Castalia Countess Granville YTG8

1874 Wood Engraving George G Kilburne Art PS Castalia Countess Granville YTG8

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"Launch of the New Twin Channel Steamer 'Castalia' - The Countess of Granville performing the Christening Ceremony"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by George Goodwin Kilburne (1839-1924) that portrays Castalia Rosalind, Countess Granville (1847-1938) christening the 295 foot long twin-hulled paddle steamer, PS Castalia, that was built by the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company of Leamouth, London in 1874 for the English Channel Steamship Company. She was launched on June 2, 1874 during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 12.75 x 10.25 inches; 32 x 26 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 issues of The Graphic magazine that depict the people, places, and events of the Victorian era world, including; Warwick Castle, the homes of John Bunyan and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, soldiers of the British Army during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, Queen Victoria, and other members of the British Royal Family. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Kilburne, George Goodwin. Artist initials in print - bottom right of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Nautical, Sailing Ship, Boat

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