Images of Industry


Date: late 19th century

Media: watercolour over pen and ink on paper

Size: 650 x 982

Acquired: 1992; Purchase

Accession Number: 1992.149

The barque Delta was built at Hill’s Drydock, Cardiff in 1865 for Henry Bath & Co., Swansea, one of the ‘Swansea copper ore barques’ that carried copper ore from Chile to Swansea, around Cape Horn. These vessels were admired across the world, and praised by no less authority than Joseph Conrad. The Delta was eventually scrapped at Bilbao in 1934.


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