The Departure (Second Class)

about 1857 in England
E Gambart and Company
W H Simmons
Abraham Solomon
Abraham Solomon

Lithograph, The Departure (Second Class), engraved by W H Simmons after the painting by Abraham Solomon titled Second Class, The Parting, Thus part we rich in sorrow, parting poor, 1857. Depicts passengers in a second class railway carriage. A woman, dressed in widow’s clothes with a hood and bonnet covering her hair, is seated with her left arm around a boy sailor, clasping his right hand in hers. Facing them is a tearful young woman, holding a handkerchief to her face. There is a carpet bag and bundle of luggage on the seats alongside. Seated behind them are a bearded sailor, wearing an earring and straw hat, and a woman in a bonnet. On the wall of the carriage are advertisements for sea passages to Australia, gold digging equipment and emigrants’ outfits. Through the carriage window is a port with ships’ masts. Text below reads "Painted by A. Solomon". There is a circular seal impression at bottom left which reads "Gambart & Co, London". Mounted on pasteboard.


Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
British Rail, Clapham

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