Mauretania Leaves The Tyne 1907 | Museum Poster

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

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

Artist: Thomas Marie Madawaska Hemy

Type: Posters

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.

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.

  • Poster size 50cm x 70cm (19.7” x 27.6”).
  • Litho printed on high quality 200gsm LumiSilk paper.
  • All posters are dispatched in protective mailing tubes to arrive in the best condition possible.

© Tyne & Wear Museums

Original painting is held in the Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne.