View in a Space

Loved to destruction

by Peter Long

Print on Hahnemuhle etching paper 300gsm (Relief print, edition of 4. The sheet would fit straight into a standard 10 x 12 inch inch frame)

h 21  x  w 17 cm
h 8.3  x  w 6.7 in


Free delivery to: European Union only

Promotion code:

Secure payments.
Interest-free installments available at checkout.
Buy now, pay later with Pay in 3 and Pay in 4.


Who but god Almighty can stir up the sea to a storm or lift an enormous ship clean out of the water? My answer would be - a little child. This print is based upon a model of the passenger liner 'Mauretania', produced by toy makers Marklin, in the years before the First World War. The original ship was built in 1906 and captured the public's imagination as the fastest and largest liner of its' day. Marklin's model was 21½ inches long - say the distance across a broad man's shoulders, and would have seemed quite magnificent in the tiny hands of a child! Very few of those model ships, turned out by mostly German manufacturers, have made it to the present day. They were so wonderful and used so much that they were loved to destruction. Objects, places, pets, may all be loved to destruction. However, people cannot be loved to destruction, and the more someone is loved the stronger they become.