'Conway under tow by two Rea tugs' by Sam Brown (1873-1963)

painting of a large ship between two smaller ships

The Conway is shown outward bound from the Mersey off the Great Orme, which visible to the right. She is being towed by Aysgarth of the Rea Towing Company, with a companion tug keeping station on the left.

During his lifetime on Merseyside Sam Brown produced a large number of works illustrating the Port of Liverpool and its shipping. As well as privately commissioned watercolours, sketches and a few oil paintings, he provided much work for shipping company posters, postcards and other publicity materials.

This painting is not currently on display.

Watercolour, 92 x 66cm

Accession number 1974.43