~ Circa 1932 Framed Painting on Glass – HMS Queen Elizabeth With Royal Signatures ~
A framed painting on glass commemoration piece celebrating the dreadnought battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth during her time in
the Mediterranean between 1930-1932.
The piece features signed pictures of Edward VIII and Prince George, Duke of Kent.
The piece depicts a life ring bearing the name HMS Queen Elizabeth, with banner below reading ‘1930. Med Fleet. 1932’ and Prince of
Wales Feathers badge below all on a deep blue ground.
The life ring frames a photographic image of the ship while to the lower edge are two photos of Edward VIII and Prince George. The
photos are both hand signed and read ‘The ships company of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Corfu’.
The piece is presented in a period wood frame.
~ Dimensions ~
The piece measures 54cm (21 ¼ inches) by 61.5cm (24 inches).
It weighs 3.1 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The paint is coming away from the glass in places, this mostly affects the blue ground (see pics).
The frame is a bit chipped in places but is structurally sound.
~ HMS Queen Elizabeth (1914 – 1948) ~
HMS Queen Elizabeth was the lead ship of her class of dreadnought battleships built for the Royal Navy in the early 1910s, and was
often used as a flagship.
She served in the First World War as part of the Grand Fleet, and participated in the inconclusive Action of 19 August 1916. Her service
during the war generally consisted of routine patrols and training in the North Sea.
Queen Elizabeth later served in several theatres during the Second World War, and was ultimately scrapped in 1948.