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Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone
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Marine Painting Ocean Liner MV Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone

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  • This British marine painting captures the majestic MV Aureol approaching the bustling Freetown port in Sierra Leone. With its detailed brush strokes and vibrant colours, it brings the beauty of the ocean liner and the port to life. Perfect for nautical enthusiasts and art lovers alike, it adds a touch of sophistication to any room.
  • Impress your clients & guests, make an art statement with this known nautical ocean liner to display on your office wall space or home interior.
  • Subject marine view of the MV Aureol cargo passenger liner ship in full side profile facing right approaching the tropical sunny Freetown port in Sierra Leone on choppy seas. Above mainly overcast clouds with areas odf lighter blue shining through sky. The classic iconic yellow funnel of the ship, also her raked bow with a curved superstructure and tapered afterdecks earned her  nickname, "The White Swan".
  • Signed by the British artist Huffo.
  • Medium watercolour on paper backed with board, set in a fine traditional gilt frame with a glass cover
  • Circa early 21st century 2009.
  • Good proportion sized frame being 52.5 cm wide and 34.5 cm high.
  • Title “Aureol Approaching Freetown Port Sierra Leone” signed Huffo dated 09 for 2009.
  • MV Aureol was a mid-sized British passenger cargo ocean liner, originally put into service for Elder Dempster Lines of Liverpool in 1951. The propulsion 2 x 4 cylinder Doxford diesel engines 2 shafts with a top speed of 16 knots (30km/h. She was constructed on the River Clyde in Glasgow by Alexander Stephen and Sons. At 537 feet long with a beam of 70ft and draught of 25ft and measuring 14,083 gross register tons, Aureol had room for 329 passengers and carried 145 crew. She spent her entire Elder Dempster career on the UK-Lagos passenger cargo service. This ship would be their final passenger liner to operate the fortnightly service from Liverpool to West Africa. The ship was named “Aureol”, as it was the name of a large mountain that rises up behind the city of Freetown in Sierra Leone. Her keel was laid down in Yard 629 and construction continued until the time came she was ready to be launched. She was officially named and launched on March 28, 1951 by Mrs E. Tansley, as soon as the ship was in the water the Aureol was towed to her fit-out berth for completion and internal fit-out. 
  • In October 1951 all work had been finished, she then took her speed trials, which went well and she was delivered to her owners directly. All of the First Class Social Rooms and the Swimming Pool were located on Lower Promenade (B) Deck which was glassed in forward, whilst Cabin Class Social Rooms were also on this Deck, but located aft. Up on Upper Promenade overlooking the Swimming Pool there was the Veranda and Cocktail Bar. Up on Boat Deck there was the Children’s Facilities, with a Nursery, Games Room, Play Deck and their own pool. Both First and Cabin Class Dining Rooms were on Main (E) Deck. Two large luxury Suites having their own Lounge, and full sized bath room were located forward on Upper Promenade Deck. All other cabins were located on C and D Decks. Those for First Class were either a single berth or twin bedded cabins and some of the interchangeable twin bedded cabins had an extra Pullman berth available for a third person or child. 
  • Only 17 rooms in First Class had a full bath room, whilst all others have a hot and cold basin in he cabin and a private toilet in their cabin. Cabin Class were all two or three berth cabins without private facilities, however, the accommodations were exceptionally comfortable and the showers, bathrooms and toilets were nearby and were always kept completely spotless! For interest she was fully air-conditioned and had four holds as well as refrigerated space for fruit and other perishables
  • From 1951 to 1972 she sailed from Liverpool, but closure of the landing stage and the hope of better loadings led to her being transferred to Southampton (first departure 26 April 1972) for the last two years of her service. Aureol arrived at Southampton at the end of her final Elder Dempster voyage on 18 October 1974. She was purchased by Greek oil tycoon Yiannis Latsis, and renamed Marianna VI after one of his daughters. In 1989 she was laid up at Eleusina and did not sail again until 2001, when she moved to the Indian port of Alang to be beached and broken up for scrap.
  • Provenance from a private Shire marine collection & in the collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant LTD
  • Sources "Aureol". shipspotting.com. 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012. "Aureol". Clyde-built Ship Database. 2012. Archived from the original on 18 December 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2012."Aureol Statistics". oceanlinermuseum.co.uk. 2006. Retrieved 1 October 2012. Kludas, Great Passenger Ships of the World Vol.5. SS Maritime.
  • Hanging thread on the back ready for immediate wall display.
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  • Condition report. 
  • Offered in fine used condition. 
  • Painting surface is overall acceptable order condition, having various foxing staining, paper shrinkage creasing in places. Frame which has various general wear, scuffs & chips, paint loss commensurate with usage & age. 
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (34.5 cm)
Wide (52.5 cm)
Depth (1.8 cm)

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