People and Places

The people and the places that make up P&O's history have provided subjects for artists over many years. In this small selection you can see portraits of P&O's founding fathers and follow the voyage taken by the artist Andrew Nichol R.H.A. (1804-1886) on the Company's ships in 1846.

Portrait of Captain Richard Bourne R.N.
Portrait of Brodie McGhie Willcox
View of Hong Kong showing P&O Office
The P&O Headquarters in Hong Kong
Portrait of Arthur Anderson Esq. MP
Portrait of Sir Thomas Sutherland

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