The year was 1888 and this four masted iron ship was an example of what was new and powerful in ships that year. This sailing ship drawing depicts one that was included in the Glasgow exhibition of that year. It was important because it could carry more cargo but required fewer men to sail her.
I like this four masted iron ship because the drawing is both detailed and simple. Simple black and white lines but plenty of detail to make this a stunning ship drawing.
It was showcased in Scientific American Supplement, No. 664, September 22,1888.
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