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A female figure dated 1879

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Description

A watercolour showing a female figure. She is shown full-length and seated on the deck of a ship, probably the SS Polynesian, with her feet out to the front. She is holding a piece of paper in her hands.
Inscribed lower left: R Stephenson /79
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'

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Location

Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool, England

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