Since 1763 the name 'Russborough' has been synonymous with collecting and dealing in fine art. In the closing decades of the last century the historic town of Port Hope has become home to Lord Russborough's Annex, which specialises in an individual mix of antique maps, paintings and prints.

While Lord Russborough's Annex features a great many works of museum calibre, we also offer a wonderful selection of prints priced at under $100.

empress of ireland

An extract of our prints currently available:
RMS. Empress of Ireland

A greater loss of life than that on the Titanic


R.M.S. Empress of Ireland

Colour Lithograph after the original Canadian Pacific publicity poster. Published Ottawa 1999 
21 x 30" excluding letters.

The Empress was struck by the Norwegian collier Storstad, a 6,000-ton vessel heading up
river from Sydney, Nova Scotia.The ship appeared out of a dense fog bank and heading straight for the Empress.

It took just 14 minutes for the St. Lawrence River to swallow the Canadian Pacific's RMS. Empress of Ireland in the pre-dawn of May 29, 1914. The disaster claimed 1,012 lives. More passengers, but less crew, perished in this tragedy than in the infamous Titanic sinking of 1912, and the catastrophe ranks as Canada's worst maritime disaster.

Three months after the Empress of Ireland sank, the First World War broke out. The tragedy was quickly overtaken by death in Europe on an unfathomable scale. The Empress lay on the bottom, largely forgotten, until 1998 when the shipwreck became the first underwater heritage site in Quebec. Extract from accompaning text by Gavin Murphy

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