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The English, French, and Belgian Company's Royal Mail Packet Empress
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Day & Son Ltd.; Weedon, Edwin; Dutton, Thomas Goldsworth; Ackermann & Co.
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1855
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 13 3/4 in x 19 in
Nomenclature: French; Royal Mail Packet; steamships
Classification: ship portraits
A tinted lithograph of the 'Empress,' owned by the English-French-Belgian Company, shown passing perpendicular to two warships, which appear to be saluting the Empress's passengers (Napoleon III and Eugenie). The vessel carries the French flag in front and back. On the fore-mast in the personal standard of Napoleon III, and on the mizzen-mast is the "red ensign."