Annual Appeal

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO SECURE THIS UNIQUE PAINTING OF THE SS GREAT BRITAIN BY THE FAMOUS BRISTOL-BASED ARTIST JOSEPH WALTER

Thanks to your incredible support, we have been able to purchase a fascinating and unique painting of the SS Great Britain by the famous Bristol-based artist Joseph Walter (1783 – 1856), showing the ship when she was a transatlantic steamer in 1846. Walter is nationally known for the accuracy of his depictions of Bristol shipping and Brunel’s steamships, and the quality of his seascapes. It is extremely rare for his major works to come up for sale, and even rarer for one depicting SS Great Britain to be offered, so we are extremely grateful for your donations and support in securing this painting.
Thanks to the support of members and the public, as well as a 50% grant from the Arts Council/Victoria & Albert Museum Art Purchase Fund, we have now been able to secure this rare painting and can’t wait to display it for all to see.