Coloured print of Robert Charles Dudley's 'Large Buoy' (scene on "Great Eastern" during laying of the first Atlantic cable), printed by Day and Son Limited, Camden, London, England, 1865-1867. Full title of the print is 'Getting out one of the large buoys for launching August 2nd'.
Day and Sons Ltd was a prominent lithographic firm in the 19th century. They were accorded a Royal Warrant in 1837. The prints of the 'Great Eastern' cable laying expedition were based on original watercolours by Robert Charles Dudley (1826-1900), which are now held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Day and Sons' prints were produced for W H Russell's book, 'The Atlantic Telegraph'. They document different stages of the unsuccessful transatlantic cable laying voyage of 1865.