Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, England
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A watercolour showing an elderly female figure, probably on board the SS Polynesian. She is shown half-length, seated and facing left in profile. She is reading a newspaper, which she is holding on her lap.
Inscribed lower right: RS
Russell Stephenson was an old school friend of Princess Louise's husband John Campbell, Marquess of Lorne. Stephenson and his wife were living in Canada around the time Lorne was appointed Governor-General and the two couples often socialised together.
The SS Polynesian was an Allan Line steamship which sailed between Liverpool and Montreal on a regular basis.
Descriptive Medium: 'Pencil and watercolour', 'pencil, watercolour'