Titanic and its subsequent rescue in 1912. This work depicts the Titanic capsizing in the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by British naval vessels, while scores of people swim in the icy ocean waters and various life rafts are seen paddling away from the doomed vessel. Wisbey 1933 in the lower right corner. I could not find any information on this artist, and this is perhaps the firsthand account depicted in memory by a Titanic survivor some 20 years later. Perhaps you know more about the artist or their work?Approximately 14 x 18 1/2 inches including frame. Actual artwork is approximately 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches. Very good condition for age, with some areas of soiling to the canvas and light creasing in some places please see photos. If you like what you see, I encourage you to make an Offer. Please check out my other listings for more wonderful and unique artworks! The Sinking of RMS Titanic. We place absolute confidence in the Titanic. We believe that the boat is unsinkable. Philip Franklin, Vice-President of White Star Line, owners of Titanic. Indeed passengers in first class were able to enjoy a gym, plunge pool, Turkish bath, barber's shop, electric lifts, library, restaurant and café amongst other amenities.
No expense was spared to create a high-tech, luxurious backdrop for those prepared to pay for the privilege of crossing the Atlantic at speed and in style. Titanic's demise has long since served as a cautionary tale of the battle between man and nature.But why were so many lives lost? Was this a tragic unpreventable accident or did the fault lie in human error? His years of experience at sea suggested little risk of ice so far south at that time of year. It has been suggested by some surviving passengers that Captain Smith was pressured into travelling as fast as possible by White Star Line's managing director, J. Whilst the decision to continue travelling at high speed has long-since been criticised, it was the maritime custom of the day to depend on lookouts in the crow's nest and watchmen on the bridge to warn of on-coming icebergs in time for a change of course. Unfortunately, the lookouts Frederick Fleet and Reginald Lee were hampered by their lack of binoculars (said to have been accidentally left behind in Southampton) and the unusual weather conditions. While such a placid stretch of sea is now known to be a sign of nearby ice, the lack of crashing waves coupled with no moonlight to act as a guide meant that visibility was exceptionally poor. As a result the warning call from the crow's nest came too late. The Californian's failure to react.
Having received the wireless transmission that the Californian had stopped for the night because of ice, Titanic's senior wireless operator Jack Phillips reprimanded the Californian's wireless operator Cyril Furmstone Evans for interrupting him. This was because Jack and his fellow wireless operator were employed first and foremost to provide first class passenger messages to and from the shore, and had a backlog to transmit, so ice warnings were not considered a priority. Having tried his best to deliver his message Evans, the sole wireless operator on the Californian, retired for the evening. It was later discovered that the lamp used by the. Could only be seen at a distance of 4 miles, so it would not have been visible to those aboard the Titanic, nearly 20 miles away.Though no charges of negligence were brought against Lord or his crew, publically he was vilified for the part he played (or rather did not play) in the tragedy. Despite numerous contributing factors, the foremost reason for the loss of life aboard the Titanic was the lack of lifeboat provision, as the vast majority of deaths were caused by hypothermia while passengers struggled to keep warm in the -2°C water. To allow room for the lavish aspects which were to set Titanic apart from her competitors, Ismay had decreed that there should be only 16 lifeboats on board, which was the minimum number permitted by the regulating body, the Board of Trade. At the time, the Board of Trade based the number of lifeboats required on a vessel's tonnage as opposed to passenger numbers. As the table below shows, while the call was for women and children first, priority was awarded on a class basis and the poorer passengers, particularly the men in third class, had little chance of survival. In response to the Titanic death toll, the Board of Trade swiftly changed maritime regulations, particularly in relation to lifeboat requirements, and inquiries held in Britain and the United States lead to the introduction of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) - an international maritime safety treaty - two years later, which is still in place today. However, though thankful to be alive, many survivors were irrevocably affected by their experiences. Indeed a number, such as Colonel Archibald Gracie who provided one of the key accounts of the disaster, never fully recovered from the experience and passed away shortly afterwards. For those who had lost everything on the Titanic, whether it be all their worldly goods or (in the case of the families of lost crew members) their only source of income, the overwhelming tragedy struck a chord with the public and charitable donations poured in.
The public's fascination with the tragedy has not waned in the 100 years since Titanic sank, with survivors finding themselves becoming minor celebrities. Surviving the sinking of the latter in 1916 and the former's collision with the British warship HMS Hawke in 1911.
But perhaps the most famous of all the Titanic survivors was Millvina Dean, the last remaining survivor until her death at the age of 97 in May 2009, and at just over 2 months old, the youngest person on board Titanic. But as with so many tragic tales, both heroes and villains have been cast. Those such as Captain Lord and J.Bruce Ismay - and indeed any men who were said to have boarded lifeboats leaving women and children behind - had to contend with blame and criticism for the rest of their lives as the memory of that fateful evening was rekindled by countless books, television shows, films and exhibits worldwide. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "willsusa_utzeqm" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.