The four masted iron ship 'County of Edinburgh', 2160 tons. According to a researcher, the picture is taken on the Scheldt river in Antwerp, Belgium, very probably by Hugo Piéron from his studio on the 4th floor in the Kriekenstraat. In the foreground you see two low buildings that are part of the majestic pilot house that lies behind the photographer and is therefore not represented. In between the lower buildings you see the sloping bridge that leads down to the small floating embarquement of the Marguerie dock used by small fishing craft. Up-stream towards the sea and the main harbour installations including sea locks, the docks and dry docks, and the normal anchorage for the ship in the Kattendijkdok or thereabout are to the right. Across the river are the Dry Dock and Engineering Works of the left bank. A very similar picture is known of the Toxteth, see "The Wavertree, an ocean wanderer", George Spiers and Alan Villiers, South Street Seaport, 1969, page 50. Also refer to the print PRG 1373/18/60. [iron 4 mast ship, 2160 tons. ON90060, 285.6 x 42.5 x 24.3. Built 1885 (6) Barclay, Curle and Co. Glasgow. Owners R&J Craig. Registered Glasgow. Sold March 1903 to German owners and renamed Frieda].