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1874 Wood Engraving JR Brown Art SS Bessemer Saloon Steamship Swing Cabin YTGA1 - Period Paper

1874 Wood Engraving JR Brown Art SS Bessemer Saloon Steamship Swing Cabin YTGA1

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"The New Bessemer Saloon Steamer - Transverse Section, Taken Through the Saloon"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of an illustration by J.R. Brown that depicts a transverse cross-section of the swinging cabin of the experimental cross-Channel passenger paddle steamer known as the SS Bessemer or the "Bessemer Saloon" that was designed by English engineer, Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898) to combat the symptoms of sea sickness. The ship was built by Earle's Shipbuilding in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom (UK) in 1875 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. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 13 x 10.5 inches; 33 x 27 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 pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of paintings and illustrations by artists such as Sydney Prior Hall, Henry Woods, Helen Allingham, and many others, that depict the people, places, and events of England and the Victorian era world. To continue browsing this intriguing collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Brown, J.R.. Artist signature in print - bottom left of image.

Keywords specific to this image: Nautical, Marine, Boat, Ocean, Sea

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