Canadian Pacific Line's second EMPRESS OF BRITAIN is probably one of the most successful ocean liner/cruise ships of all time. She was a product of the Govan, Scotland-based Fairfield Shipyard and fitted out in typical post war British fashion in Odeon style with rich wood paneling, etched glass and heavy nickel fixtures.
This was one of two works by Canadian artist Archibald Forbes depicting hunting scenarios. This particular painting is in overall good condition for its age and history but does have a few scratches and dings. Perhaps it was moved from its original position in the former first class Club Room to the captain's quarters during the coversion to QUEEN ANNA MARIA in 1964 but most likely someone decided it did not fit the Carnival Cruises "Fun Ship" image during the ship's pivotal career as CARNIVALE. Although her younger sister, the former EMPRESS OF CANADA started things off for Carnival as the MARDI GRAS, the CARNIVALE can be credited with firmly establishing the company and leading to its continued expansion into what has become the world's largest passenger shipping conglomerate.
Measurements: 57 Inches Wide by 34 Inches Tall
Painting on metal in large frame
Large painting of dogs on the hunt by Archibald Forbes from the SS EMPRESS OF BRITAIN (1956)