An Early 20th Century Folk Art Watercolour of RMS Aquitania, Canadian / English
An Early 20th Century Folk Art Watercolour of RMS Aquitania, Canadian / English Circa 1930
Painted in a somewhat naive manner, depicting RMS Aquitania in profile on open water and at full steam. Unsigned. Work dimensions, 12.5" high x 18" wide. Framed dimensions, 14.5" high x 20.25" wide. Mounted in a grained wood frame and with archival acid-free material.
Although it bears no obvious title or markings, the depiction of the ventilators, funnels and long superstructure strongly attribute it to being the RMS Aquitania. RMS Aquitania was launched on April 21st 1913 and was the last of the three great British Cunard Line ocean liners - RMS Mauretania & RMS Lusitania being the other two. She was put into military service during World War I both as a troop carrier and a hospital ship and again in World War II that brought Canadian soldiers back home from Europe. She was eventually retired from service in 1949.