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Lot 16: Robert Salmon American/Scottish, 1775-1844 Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William: Two

The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection

by Doyle New York

January 11, 2017

New York, NY, USA

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  • Robert Salmon American/Scottish, 1775-1844 Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William: Two
  • Robert Salmon American/Scottish, 1775-1844 Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William: Two
  • Robert Salmon American/Scottish, 1775-1844 Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William: Two
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Description: Robert Salmon
American/Scottish, 1775-1844
(i) Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William, 1822
Signed with the artist's initials R.S. and dated 1822 (lr); on the reverse is a card inscribed in a modern hand The morning of the engagement, the pilot cutter "Castle Edwin" fell in with and captured the "John and William," a very shallow American smuggling schooner nearly sixty miles between Irishtown and Glenchad [sic] Head (coast of Ireland) with 33 bales and a great quantity of manufactured tobacco estimated to be worth a great deal. The "John and William" was on her maiden voyage and her crew of eight men were all taken with the 1st mate before they could get out the long boat to make their escape. This is the third capture made by the Castle Edwin within the past 12 months, beside engaging a lugger with her boats, which succeeded in escaping by a breeze springing up when the boats were within 1/2 a mile of her / painted by R. Salomon [sic] / April 1822.
Oil on panel
11 3/4 x 15 3/8 inches
Provenance:
Lane Fine Art Limited, London
(ii) Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William, 1822
Signed with the artist's initials R.S. and dated 1822 (lr); inscribed on the reverse N... 372
Oil on panel
11 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches


C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection

Condition Report: (i) Fine craquelure throughout, with inpaint into the craquelure in the sky, a bit in the waves, and in the mainsail. Also along the edge where there is frame rubbing. A 1/4 inch area of repair and inpaint and the left edge, center. Could use a light cleaning.

(ii) Frame rubbing; scattered light inpaint. Very few strokes of inpaint in the water near the lower edge, most notably in the water beneath and into the figures in the rowboat.


Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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