North Atlantic Ocean
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A watercolour showing a view of the deck of a ship, probably onboard the SS Polynesian. Figures are shown on the deck in the foreground, with a rough sea shown behind. A further figure is shown seated on a raised structure to the left.
Inscribed lower left: 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'