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artist unknown


Date: circa 1901-1913

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 355 x 605 mm

Acquired: 1993; Purchase

Accession Number: 1993.307/1

In 1896 the main activities of the enterprise established by John Mathias were moved to Cardiff where a new firm, the grandly-titled ‘Cambrian Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.’, was established. For some unknown reason, the company later began to name its ships after public school; the first of them was this steamer, the Etonian, built by Grays of West Hartlepool in 1901. Sold to Italian owners in 1913, and renamed Pietro, she was torpedoed on 23 December 1917.


Sara Maidment Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
29 March 2018, 16:21

Hello Eddie

This image is now available to buy as a print on our online shop via this link.

Best regards

Marc Haynes Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales Staff
29 March 2018, 12:04
Hi Eddie,

Thank you very much for your request. I have forwarded it to my colleague who is responsible for our Print on Demand service; she will be in touch with you shortly.

Best wishes,

Marc Haynes
28 March 2018, 15:45

Dear Sir or Madam,
The Captain of this vessel was my Great Great Grandfather Captain WF Wood.
Would it it be possible to have a photo copy made of the painting and sent to me in London.If possible I would be happy to pay for the cost.
With kind regards,

Eddie Rhoades
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