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This painting shows the 'Princess Alice', a Thames river paddle steamer, broken in two and sinking after a collision with the 'Bywell Castle', a collier, on 3rd September 1878. More than 650 passengers and crew died in the accident.

The Museum in the Park


  • Date

    after 1878

  • Medium

    oil on glass

  • Measurements

    39 x 60 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1980


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The Museum in the Park

Stratford Park Stratford Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 4AF England

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