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On the Clyde

On the Clyde, gouache by Sam Bough (1822-1878).

Also known as The Clyde at Govan, this image from 1859 shows workmen engaged on widening operations at Yorkhill on the north bank of the river. There is a paddle steamer on the river, sailing past the Govan Old Yard (sold by Robert Napier to Dobie & Co in 1858). Govan Old Parish Church's steeple appears on the skyline.

Reference: 2901

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

churches, Clyde Navigation Trust, Dobie & Co, Govan Old Parish Church, Govan Old Yard, horses and carts, labourers, navvies, paddle steamers, paintings, River Clyde, river widening, Robert Napier & Co, rowing boats, sailing ships, shipyards, steeples, wheelbarrows, workmen

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