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Ship of the General Steam Navigation Company, Water Witch, of 500 tons

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: aquatint
Maker: Huggins, William John; Rosenberg, Charles
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1841
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 10 1/4 in x 13 1/4 in
Nomenclature: British; paddle steamer; steamship
Classification: ship portraits

A port-side view of the paddle steamer 'Waterwitch' with a trail of dark gray smoke emitted from her smoke stack on deck. The aquatint appears to be trimmed. The top corners are cut rounded and the production detail on the engraver's name in the bottom right margin is cut off. The 'Waterwitch' was the first screw steamship built on the River Clyde in Scotland. On the verso is a faint transfer imprint (or bleed-through) of crewmembers on a whaleboat and a harpooner attacking a whale.


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Rosenberg, Charles