The Parting Cheer, by Henry Nelson O’Neil, 1861


 

Henry Nelson O’Neil (British, born in Russia, 1817 – 1880) painted this emotional scene, as a ship readies for departure along the Thames River in London in 1861. This large-scale oil on canvas painting measures 1320 mm x 1860 mm, and it is held by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.

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