This stunning print is from an original painting by internationally renowned maritime artist, Stuart Williamson and depicts the SS Nomadic being prepared for departure in the Abercorn Basin, Queen's Road. Towering over the skyline in the background is the Titanic, awaiting her launch just a couple of days later. The painting was inspired by the famous photograph taken by Harland & Wolff's official photographer, Robert Welch, in which you can see Nomadic's bow.
Nomadic was built alongside Titanic and specially designed to carry the 1st & 2nd class passengers out to the 'Olympic Class' liners when they called into Cherbourg, France to collect the European travellers. On 10th April 1912, Nomadic delivered such famous passengers as JJ Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Margaret ("The Unsinkable" Molly) Brown and Sir Cosmo & Lady Lucile Duff-Gordon out to Titanic on her fateful voyage. However, Nomadic was in service until 1968 and is now the only surviving vessel from the once mighty White Star Line and is back in Belfast. Many of her fixtures & fittings are identical to those on board Titanic and her sister, RMS Olympic.
Dimensions - 42cm x 30cm