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
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.
© Tyne & Wear Museums
Original painting is held in the Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
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