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Samson & Goliath, Belfast Cranes Mounted A5 Print

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Deborah Hill's 'Samson & Goliath A5 Print' artistically portrays the iconic shipbuilding gantry cranes of Harland & Wolff in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Named after the Biblical figures Samson and Goliath, these cranes are not just engineering marvels but also symbolic representations of Belfast's rich industrial heritage. Erected by the German firm Krupp, Goliath was installed in 1969 and Samson followed in 1974. Towering over the city's skyline, Goliath stands at 96 meters and Samson at 106 meters, making them unmissable landmarks in Belfast.

These cranes, with a combined lifting capacity of nearly 1,700 tonnes, were once central to the bustling shipbuilding activity at Harland & Wolff, which at its peak employed 35,000 people. Although shipbuilding has ceased, the cranes remain active within the restructured shipyard, symbolising the city's industrial resilience and cultural identity. Recognised for their architectural and historic interest, these cranes were saved from demolition and now stand adjacent to the Titanic Quarter, a testament to Belfast's shipbuilding past.

About Deborah Hill:

Born and raised in Belfast, Deborah channels her love for her homeland into her work, focusing on the landmarks of Northern Ireland. Deborah captures the essence of Samson and Goliath with her signature attention to detail and vibrant use of colour.


Printed on premium Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm Fine Art paper, this A5 size artwork (21x29.7 cm) brings a piece of Northern Ireland's charm into your home. Each print is meticulously mounted in a pure white A4 mount, ensuring it's ready to be displayed or framed as desired.


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