With a history that now spans nearly two centuries it is no surprise that there exits a great number of art pieces depicting ships of the Cunard Line. These works are in many forms – oils, acrylics, watercolours, pen & ink drawings to name but a few. They are to be found all over the globe, each reflecting the image of not just a ship, but also some aspect of the remarkable history of the incomparable Cunard Line.
In the pursuit of its mandate to preserve and promote Cunard history, the Cunard Steamship Society is establishing a Registry of Cunard Art (cunardart.com). As proposed, the registry would provide a written and, where agreed upon by the artist/owner, a visual record of the art form. Quite apart from its educational and conservation value, the registry would be of considerable interest to ocean liner and maritime enthusiasts throughout the world.
The Society is currently formulating a registration template. In the meantime it welcomes expressions of interest in listing from artists, corporations, museums and private individuals…indeed anyone who possesses a piece of Cunard art. Registration is entirely voluntary. Where the owner/artist expresses a wish to do so, artwork accepted for listing and display may also be noted as available for purchase. Referrals made through the registry which give rise to a sale of any artwork may be the subject of a commission previously agreed to between the owner/artist and the Society. Expressions of interest may be sent using our contact form.
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