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Born in Quebec on 31st May 1847, William James Pirrie became the head of the biggest shipbuilding concern in the world. Pirrie’s family originated from County Down and his parents moved to Canada in the mid-1840s. After the death of his father, Pirrie and his mother returned to Ireland and he enrolled at Belfast Royal Academical Institution. Pirrie started work aged 15 as an office boy in the draughting department at Queen’s Island Shipyard, owned by Harland & Wolff.
oil on canvas
H 275 x W 200 cm (E)