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Auction Description for Charles Miller: Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Fine Art Sale
Viewing Notes:
28th April 12 noon - 4pm., 29th April 10am - 7pm., 30th April 10am - 5pm. Limited viewing on morning of sale.
Sale Notes:
www.invaluable.com/charlesmillerltd

Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Fine Art Sale

by Charles Miller Ltd


294 lots with images

May 1, 2013

Live Auction

25 Blythe Road

London, W14 0PD United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 806 5530

Fax: +44 (0)207 806 5531

Email: enquiries@charlesmillerltd.com

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FOLLOWER OF C.J. VERNEY (FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH

Lot 1: FOLLOWER OF C.J. VERNEY (FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH

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Description: FOLLOWER OF C.J. VERNEY (FRENCH SCHOOL, 18TH CENTURY) Merchantmen in a Busy Continental Harbour in Company with Small Crafts Pencil on watermarked laid paper 12¼ x 17in. (31 x 43cm.)

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MARTINUS SCHOUMAN (DUTCH, 1770-1848) A Yacht in a

Lot 2: MARTINUS SCHOUMAN (DUTCH, 1770-1848) A Yacht in a

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Description: MARTINUS SCHOUMAN (DUTCH, 1770-1848) A Yacht in a Heavy Swell with a Man O' War and Fishing Boats off Dordrecht Monochrome watercolour Signed 'M Schouman F..' (lower left) 13½ x 19in. (34.2 x 48.2cm.)

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CIRCLE OF LUDOLF BAKHUYZEN (DUTCH, 1631-1708)

Lot 3: CIRCLE OF LUDOLF BAKHUYZEN (DUTCH, 1631-1708)

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Description: CIRCLE OF LUDOLF BAKHUYZEN (DUTCH, 1631-1708) Dutch Man O' War in company with a Boeier Yacht and other Shipping Monochrome watercolour 8 x 12in. (20 x 30.5cm.)

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ATTRIBUTED TO GERRIT GROENEWEGEN (DUTCH,

Lot 4: ATTRIBUTED TO GERRIT GROENEWEGEN (DUTCH,

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO GERRIT GROENEWEGEN (DUTCH, 1754-1826) Dutch Man O' War Heaving to in Company with Fishing Boats Watercolour heightened with gouache 14¼ x 21in. (36 x 53.3cm.)

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ATTRIBUTED TO JAN CHRISTIANUS SCHOTEL (1787-1838)

Lot 5: ATTRIBUTED TO JAN CHRISTIANUS SCHOTEL (1787-1838)

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO JAN CHRISTIANUS SCHOTEL (1787-1838) A Dutch Merchant Captain Haggling on a Quay with Danish and Dutch Vessels Beyond Monochrome watercolour with coloured highlights 9½ x 7¾in. (24 x 19.5cm.)

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LOUIS-PHILLIPPE CREPIN (1772-1851) Ship in

Lot 6: LOUIS-PHILLIPPE CREPIN (1772-1851) Ship in

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Description: LOUIS-PHILLIPPE CREPIN (1772-1851) Ship in Distress Signed and monogramed 'L. Crepin' (lower left) French exhibition label to reverse from 1963 Monochrome watercolour 8 x 12½in. (20 x 31.8cm.)

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CIRCLE OF ANTOINE ROUX (1799-1872) The Merchant

Lot 7: CIRCLE OF ANTOINE ROUX (1799-1872) The Merchant

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Description: CIRCLE OF ANTOINE ROUX (1799-1872) The Merchant Ship 'Pelley' Underway Watercolour heightened with gouache 15 x 20in. (38 x 51cm.)

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R.H. BROWN (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH CENTURY) The

Lot 8: R.H. BROWN (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH CENTURY) The

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Description: R.H. BROWN (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH CENTURY) The Four-Masted Barque 'Nation' Underway in the Downs off the South Foreland Watercolour and gouache Signed 'R.H. Brown 1896' (lower right), in lunette mount 10½ x 16½in. (27 x 42cm.) Built in 1891 by the famous firm of W. Doxford and Sons, Sunderland, Nation was a four-masted steel barque measuring 294 feet by 43 feet by 24 feet and displaced 2,540 gross tons. Launched in July 1891 for William Thomas and Co. of Liverpool with Capt. Robert Wynne as master, she was one of three identical vessels built for this owner, her sisters being Republic and Dominion. On 24 March 1892 Nation left Rangoon for Bremen with a cargo of rice and disappeared. Never heard from again, it is thought she was lost in a hurricane off Mauritius.

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FRANÇOIS-GEOFFROI ROUX (FRENCH, 1811-1882)

Lot 9: FRANÇOIS-GEOFFROI ROUX (FRENCH, 1811-1882)

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Description: FRANÇOIS-GEOFFROI ROUX (FRENCH, 1811-1882) Three-masted Merchantman Underway Signed 'Fcois Roux à Marseilles' (lower right); and inscribed in lower order 'Convoi grand largue de trois-mats francs / Dessiné le 18 Julliet 1860 à 11 hrs' Watercolour 6 x 9½in. (15 x 24cm.)

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FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS SWAINE (BRITISH, 1720-1782) A

Lot 10: FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS SWAINE (BRITISH, 1720-1782) A

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Description: FOLLOWER OF FRANCIS SWAINE (BRITISH, 1720-1782) A pair of pictures: Barges with a Row Boat off the Dutch Coast; and A Barge Beyond a Peasant's Cottage Both bearing signature 'F. Swaine' (lower left) 2¾ x 4½in. (7 x 11.5cm.) (2)

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NICHOLAS POCOCK (BRITISH, 1740-1821) A Maltese

Lot 11: NICHOLAS POCOCK (BRITISH, 1740-1821) A Maltese

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Description: NICHOLAS POCOCK (BRITISH, 1740-1821) A Maltese Lateen-Rigged Merchantman at Anchor off a Fortified Bay with a Family Relaxing in the Sun with a Ferry Departing Watercolour Signed 'N Pocock 1794' (lower left under figural group) 22 x 32½in. (56 x 82.5cm.)

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R.H. NEVILLE-CUMMING (BRITISH, 19th/20th CENTURY)

Lot 12: R.H. NEVILLE-CUMMING (BRITISH, 19th/20th CENTURY)

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Description: R.H. NEVILLE-CUMMING (BRITISH, 19th/20th CENTURY) The American Passenger Liner S.S. 'St. Louis' Underway off the Needles, Isle of Wight Watercolour and gouache Signed 'R.H. Neville-Cumming 1908.' (lower right) 10¼ x 15in. (26 x 38cm.) Launched on 12 Nov. 1894, St. Louis was built in Philadelphia by W. Cramp and Sons. Registered at 11,629 tons gross, and with dimensions of 535 feet by 63 feet and accommodation for 350 - 1st, 220 - 2nd and 800 - 3rd class passengers, the St. Louis's maiden voyage on 5 June 1895 was under the American Line flag running a regular route between New York and Southampton at a service speed of 19 knots. Apart from a brief pause whilst she served as an auxiliary cruiser in the Spanish-American War in 1898, she continued in this role until 1914 In 1903 she was refitted with new boilers and her funnels were heightened; ten years later she was refitted to carry 2nd and 3rd class passengers only. From July 1914 she changed to the New York-Liverpool service, and in 1918 became a US government ship renamed Louisville. Her life under her new name was short-lived however: damaged by fire in 1920 while being refitted for a resumption of her New York-Southampton service, she was sold off as an exhibition ship, though she was never used as such. Louisville finally left New York in 1925 under tow for Genoa where she was scrapped.

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A Pair of

Lot 13: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A Pair of

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A Pair of Pictures: R.M.M.V. 'Athlone Castle'; and R.M.S. 'Andes' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL' (lower right) and inscribed 'R.M.M.V. 'ATHLONE CASTLE.' and 'R.M.S. 'Andes.' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) (2) Both mail service ships, Athlone Castle also served as a troopship in WWII. She carried troops from the US to the UK, returning to her regular service between Southampton and Cape Town after her time in the Royal Navy.

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IAN HANSEN (AUSTRALIAN, B. 1948) On Board 'Kara

Lot 14: IAN HANSEN (AUSTRALIAN, B. 1948) On Board 'Kara

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Description: IAN HANSEN (AUSTRALIAN, B. 1948) On Board 'Kara Lee' Oil on canvas Signed 'IAN HANSEN' (lower right) 7½ x 9½in. (19 x 24cm.)

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CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) A pair of

Lot 15: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) A pair of

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Description: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) A pair of pictures: Below Limehouse; and Off Blackwall Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'Charles Dixon, 99', and inscribed with titles (lower left) 10½ x 29½in. (26.5 x 75cm.) (2)

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CLAUDE T.S. MOORE (BRITISH, 1853-1901) Grimsby

Lot 16: CLAUDE T.S. MOORE (BRITISH, 1853-1901) Grimsby

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Description: CLAUDE T.S. MOORE (BRITISH, 1853-1901) Grimsby Docks Watercolour 6 x 9in. (15 x 23cm.) Signed 'Claude T. S. Moore 1888' (lower right); together with another by W. A. Earp (British, 20th Century) depicting shipping off the Tower of London, signed 'W.A. Earp' (lower right) -- 6½ x 9½in. (16.5 x 24cm.) Provenance: Bonhams 20 Nov. 1996 lot 156

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W.T.M. HAWKSWORTH (BRITISH, 1853-1935) Shipping in

Lot 17: W.T.M. HAWKSWORTH (BRITISH, 1853-1935) Shipping in

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Description: W.T.M. HAWKSWORTH (BRITISH, 1853-1935) Shipping in the Pool of London with a View of the Monument, London Bridge and the Dome of St. Paul's Beyond Watercolour on laid paper Signed and inscribed 'W.T.M. Hawksworth / Nov. 1924' (lower left); inscribed artist labels to reverse 9 x 12in. (23 x 30.5cm.)

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HENRY VALTER (BRITISH, 1854-1897) Hay Barges on

Lot 18: HENRY VALTER (BRITISH, 1854-1897) Hay Barges on

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Description: HENRY VALTER (BRITISH, 1854-1897) Hay Barges on the Thames Oil on panel Signed 'H Valter 1875' (lower left) 11 x 17¼in. (28 x 43.8cm.)

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DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY Fishing Boats off the

Lot 19: DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY Fishing Boats off the

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Description: DUTCH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY Fishing Boats off the Dutch Coast Oil on canvas Indistinctly signed 'F.J. Everarlt 1847' (lower left) 31 x 50½in. (79 x 128.3cm.)

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HENRY MOORE (BRITISH, 1831-1895) A View of Fowey

Lot 20: HENRY MOORE (BRITISH, 1831-1895) A View of Fowey

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Description: HENRY MOORE (BRITISH, 1831-1895) A View of Fowey Harbour Looking Towards Bodinnick Oil on canvas Signed 'H. Moore. 1882.' (lower right) 16½ x 26in. (42 x 66cm.)

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DAVID JAMES (BRITISH, FL. 1885-1900) A pair of

Lot 21: DAVID JAMES (BRITISH, FL. 1885-1900) A pair of

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Description: DAVID JAMES (BRITISH, FL. 1885-1900) A pair of pictures: Evening on the North Coast of Cornwall Signed 'D. James 83' (lower left); 'D. James 84' (lower right) Inscribed in later hand on back with title and artist 'D. James 95' Oil on canvas 25 x 50in. (63.5 x 127cm.) (2, a pair)

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RUEBEN CHAPPELL (BRITISH, 1870-1940) The Full

Lot 22: RUEBEN CHAPPELL (BRITISH, 1870-1940) The Full

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Description: RUEBEN CHAPPELL (BRITISH, 1870-1940) The Full Masted Barque 'Jordanhill' Underway Oil on canvas Signed 'R. Chappell. Goole' 20½ x 30in. (52 x 76cm.); together with a crewman's log book for the 'Jordanhill' kept between 10 June 1893 and 31 July 1894 Bound between card covers and recording positions, weather conditions, and interesting incidents and observations including injuries, stowaways, rounding the horn, and the death of a member of the crew (2) The four-masted steel barque Jordanhill, was built by Russell in the port of Glasgow, and launched on 9 February 1892 Weighing 2291 tons, she was originally owned by J.R. Dickson and Co. In 1920 she was sold to Stella d'Italia and renamed Augustella. A year later she was converted into a twin-screw vessel and then sold to the Spanish Navy. In 1922 she was renamed Minerva and served in the Spanish Navy. She was hulked in 1928 and broken up in 1937

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The Brig 'Martha' in

Lot 23: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The Brig 'Martha' in

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Description: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The Brig 'Martha' in Distress Oil on canvas Indistinctly inscribed along lower edge 'The Brig Martha Westport Latitude 53.. Longitude.. Sept. 21 1853' 21 x 30½ in. (53.3 x 77.5 cm.) Initially intended for trade in the West Indies, the brig Martha was launched on 25 December 1838 Registered at 248 tons and owned by Lee and Co. of Liverpool, Martha traded to Chile and Peru between the years 1847 and 1850 She was lost and never heard from again in 1850

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CHINA TRADE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The 'Vigil'

Lot 24: CHINA TRADE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The 'Vigil'

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Description: CHINA TRADE SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY The 'Vigil' Sailing off Hong Kong with Junks Beyond Oil on canvas 12 x 24½in. (30.5 x 62cm.)

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JOSEPH SEMPLE (IRISH, FL. 1863-78) The Cunard

Lot 25: JOSEPH SEMPLE (IRISH, FL. 1863-78) The Cunard

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Description: JOSEPH SEMPLE (IRISH, FL. 1863-78) The Cunard Liner S.S. 'Gallia' underway Initialled 'JES' (lower right) Oil on Canvas 24 x 36in. (61 x 91.5cm.) The Cunard liner Gallia, 4,809 tons gross, was built by J. & G. Thomson on the Clyde and launched on 12 November 1879 Measuring 430 feet in length with a 44½ foot beam, she was fitted out to carry 300 First and 1,200 Steerage Class passengers and could steam comfortably at 13 knots. Intended for Cunard's Liverpool to New York service, she sailed this route until 1886 when Boston became her American entry port. In 1896 she spent six months on a Spanish charter during which she was temporarily renamed Dom Alvado de Basan, and shortly afterwards Cunard sold her to D. & C. MacIver for £21,250 They operated her on behalf of the Beaver Line - which soon passed into Elder Dempster ownership - and early in 1899 she was sold again, this time to the Allan Line. On her maiden Liverpool to Montreal voyage for them, she ran aground near Sorel Point, Quebec, on 18 May 1899 and, although salvaged, was not considered worth repairing and was broken up in 1900

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Property of The Institute of Marine Engineering,

Lot 26: Property of The Institute of Marine Engineering,

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Description: Property of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) WILLIAM MINSHALL BIRCHALL (AMERICAN, 1884-1941) A pair of pictures: The Commercial Thames; and Ebb Tides on the Thames Watercolours heightened with white The first signed and inscribed 'WM Birchall 1915 / The Commercial Thames' (lower right); both with gallery labels to reverse for George Davidson Ltd., Glasgow 8½ x 11in. (21.5 x 28cm.) (2, a pair)

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THOMAS BUSH HARDY (BRITISH, 1842-1897) On the

Lot 27: THOMAS BUSH HARDY (BRITISH, 1842-1897) On the

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Description: THOMAS BUSH HARDY (BRITISH, 1842-1897) On the Dutch Coast Watercolour Signed and inscribed 'T. B. Hardy. 1890 / on the Dutch Coast' (lower left) 8½ x 11½in. (21.5 x 29cm.)

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CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Greenwich Reach

Lot 28: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Greenwich Reach

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Description: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Greenwich Reach Watercolour heightened with white Signed and inscribed 'Charles Dixon. 04 Greenwich Reach' (lower left) 9 x 29½in. (23 x 75cm.)

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CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Off Erith

Lot 29: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Off Erith

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Description: CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934) Off Erith Watercolour heightened with white Signed and inscribed 'Charles Dixon. 04 Off Erith' (lower left) 9½ x 28in. (24 x 71cm.)

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FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) A Battle

Lot 30: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) A Battle

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Description: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) A Battle Between Ships of the Line (An Engagement at Trafalgar) Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'Frank H. Mason' (lower left under wreckage) 12½ x 18½in. (32 x 47cm.)

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM CALCOTT KNELL (BRITISH,

Lot 31: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM CALCOTT KNELL (BRITISH,

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM CALCOTT KNELL (BRITISH, 1830-1876) Prison Hulks Moored in the Solent with Fishing Craft Approaching to Land their Catch Oil on canvas 22 x 36in. (56 x 91.5cm)

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FRANK WATSON WOOD (BRITISH, 1862-1953) H.M.S.

Lot 32: FRANK WATSON WOOD (BRITISH, 1862-1953) H.M.S.

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Description: FRANK WATSON WOOD (BRITISH, 1862-1953) H.M.S. 'Duke of Edinburgh' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'Frank Wood 1906' (lower right) 9½ x 13½in. (24 x 34cm.) The lead ship of the armoured cruiser Edinburgh class, H.M.S. Duke of Edinburgh was built by Pembroke dockyard and launched on 14 June 1904 In Malta for refitting at the start of the First World War, Duke of Edinburgh participated in the pursuit of the German light cruiser S.M.S. Breslau as well as the German battle cruiser S.M.S. Goeben. She was then, in August 1914, sent with her sister ship to the Red Sea to protect troop convoys arriving in India. In December of 1914 she was transferred to the Grand Fleet and was at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 The only ship in the 2nd Cruiser Squadron to survive, Duke of Edinburgh did so undamaged. Sent to the Atlantic Ocean in August of 1917, she spent the rest of the war on convoy escort duty. Duke of Edinburgh was sold in April 1920 and broken up at Blyth.

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FRED J. GIRLING (BRITISH, 20TH CENTURY) H.M.S.

Lot 33: FRED J. GIRLING (BRITISH, 20TH CENTURY) H.M.S.

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Description: FRED J. GIRLING (BRITISH, 20TH CENTURY) H.M.S. 'Martin' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'FRED JAY GIRLING' (lower right), and inscribed 'H.M.S. "Martin"' (lower left) 7½ x 8½in. (19 x 21.5cm) An M Class destroyer, H.M.S. Martin had a short, but busy career. Built by Vickers-Armstrong at Newcastle upon Tyne and launched on 12 December 1940, Martin was part of the escort for the Home Fleet during Convoy PQ 17, protecting the Home Fleet on their voyage from Scapa Flow to Bear Island and back. She was also an escort to Force 'H' in Operation 'Torch' in which she guarded against action by the Italian Fleet. It was during the landings at Algiers in Operation 'Torch' that Martin was torpedoed by a German submarine and sunk, never making it to Oran with the rest of the operation.

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FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.Y.

Lot 34: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.Y.

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Description: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.Y. 'Britannia' Watercolour heightened with white Signed and inscribed 'Frank H Mason H.M.Y. "Britannia"' (lower left) 9½ x 13in. (24 x 33cm.) The 83rd royal yacht, H.M.Y. Britannia launched from John Brown and Co. Shipyard on 16 April 1953 Serving the Royal family for over 44 years, Britannia travelled over one million miles and served as a royal residence holding state visits, official receptions, royal honeymoons, and family holidays. She is the only ship whose captain is traditionally an admiral. Built for the dual purpose of becoming a hospital ship if needed, she was decommissioned in 1997 and is now harboured in Leith and open to the public for visits.

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OTHER PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS SWAINE

Lot 35: OTHER PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS SWAINE

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Description: OTHER PROPERTIES ATTRIBUTED TO FRANCIS SWAINE (BRITISH, 1720-1782) Warships Shortening Sail in the Breeze Oil on canvas 34 x 47in. (86.3 x 119.5cm.)

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM JACKSON OF LIVERPOOL (18TH

Lot 36: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM JACKSON OF LIVERPOOL (18TH

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM JACKSON OF LIVERPOOL (18TH CENTURY) Frigate of the Blue Squadron off the Coast Oil on canvas 38 x 49¼in. (96.5 x 125cm.)

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THOMAS CRASKELL (BRITISH, FL. 1748-1750) The

Lot 37: THOMAS CRASKELL (BRITISH, FL. 1748-1750) The

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Description: THOMAS CRASKELL (BRITISH, FL. 1748-1750) The Retreat of the Spanish Squadron After Admiral Knowles' Action off Havana, 1st October 1748 Oil on canvas 38¾ x 72¼in. (98.4 x 183.5cm.) Provenance: This represents the first of a pair of works on the subject by this rare artist; the second picture depicting the burning of the Spanish Flagship Africa forms part of the Caird Collection at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. No. BHC 0375 What had started as a conflict between England and Spain in what was known as the War of Jenkins' Ear was eventually swallowed up into a larger conflict involving all the main European powers, the Austrian War of Spanish Succession The West Indies, rich in resources, became the ground for some of the fiercest territorial rivalries, and were caught up in conflict even as peace was being negotiated in Europe. Rear-Admiral Charles Knowles, the Commander in Chief of the Jamaican Squadron, saw one last opportunity for a major success in the Caribbean. In September of 1748, Knowles learned that the Spanish Plate (treasure) Fleet was soon due in Havana and planned on intercepting and capturing the fleet. The British fleet, consisting of six ships-of-the-lines, left Port Royal and cruised off Tortuga Banks until spotting the Spanish ships on the 1st October. To Knowles' surprise, the Spanish squadron, led by Admiral Don Andres Reggio, was made up of seven ships of war, rather than the treasure galleons Knowles had expected. Starting with the wind in his favour, Knowles made a slow approach eventually losing his advantage. Instead of capturing the entire squadron, Knowles and his men only managed the surrendering of the 64-gun Conquistador and the driving to shore of the 74-gun flagship Africa, which was subsequently burned by the Spanish to avoid its capture. The rest of the Spanish squadron made it safely to Havana, and Knowles' last chance to make a mortal blow to Spain was lost. Upon his return home, Knowles was court marshalled and officially reprimanded, though his courage was never questioned.

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ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT WILLIAM BUSS (BRITISH,

Lot 38: ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT WILLIAM BUSS (BRITISH,

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT WILLIAM BUSS (BRITISH, 1804-1875) The Wooden Walls of Old England Oil on canvas 21 x 28in. (53.3 x 71cm.) This painting depicts characters from Scottish author Tobias Smollett's The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, first published in 1751 The main character, Peregrine Pickle, is an orphan placed in the guardianship of Commodore Hawser Trunnion who lives in a garrison along with his shipmates. In this painting, the Commodore is pictured, along with one of his housemates, re-enacting an action from his naval career. Buss also did an engraving of the same scene, though it should be noted that this scene is not taken from the book, it only uses characters from the book. It is believed that Trunnion's lifestyle influenced the creation of Wemmick in Dicken's Great Expectations. Robert William Buss (1804-1875) was a Victorian caricaturist, illustrator, painter, and etcher best known for his painting Dickens' Dream. He painted many portraits of famous actors of his day, and did the illustrations for Frances Trollope's The Widow Married and for Frederick Marryat's Peter Simple.

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The

Lot 39: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The

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Description: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The Launch of H.M.S. 'Foudroyant' Oil on panel Signed 'W L Wyllie' (lower right) 11½ x 20in. (29 x 51cm.) Ordered in 1788, laid down at Plymouth and launched in May 1798, H.M.S. Foudroyant was an 80-gun two-decker of 2,062 tons. Originally intended for Nelson but unfinished when he was ordered to the Mediterranean in May 1798, she served briefly as his flagship, from June 1799 to June 1800, before she became Admiral Lord Keith's flagship. After playing a large role in the recapture of Malta, she was refitted in 1802-1803 and then returned to sea until 1812 when her active career finished. She was then stationed at Devonport on dockyard duties until she was finally sold in 1892 for £2,350 Laterally wrecked at Blackpool in 1897, she was broken up and all her salvageable timber and metal was eventually recycled into a large variety of maritime souvenirs.

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FREDERICK T. JANE (BRITISH, 1865-1916) H.M.S.

Lot 40: FREDERICK T. JANE (BRITISH, 1865-1916) H.M.S.

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Description: FREDERICK T. JANE (BRITISH, 1865-1916) H.M.S. 'Hotspur' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'Fred. T. Jane. 89' (lower left); artist's title inscription and date on reverse, together with retailer's stamp for Clarke and Son, Devonport 7 x 10in. (18 x 25.5cm.) The ironclad ram-bowed Hotspur was constructed in 1868 to match the French vessels of the same class. Completed in November 1871 by Govan Napier, she displaced 4331 tons and measured 235 x 50 x 10ft. Similar in design to Glatton, although with an additional unarmoured hull structure above the belt, and a fixed armoured gun house with four gun ports instead of a turret. Hotspur was considered too slow and lacking in fire power to be really useful and was relegated to coastal defence. Reconstructed between 1881 and 1883 at Lairds, Hotspur was given a new gun house, a full width box citadel along with steam-assisted steering and torpedo launching gear. Hotspur was sold and broken up in 1904

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LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) H.M.S.

Lot 41: LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) H.M.S.

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Description: LIONEL WYLLIE (BRITISH, 1851-1931) H.M.S. 'Invincible' with a Squadron of the Royal Navy on Manoeuvres off a Headland in WWI Watercolour Signed 'W L Wyllie 1916' (lower left) 10 x 17½in. (25.4 x 44.5cm.) Admiral Fisher's concept of the battle cruiser was brought to fruition by the completion of H.M.S. Invincible in March of 1908 Laid down with her sister ships Inflexible and Indomitable in 1906, Invincible was the first to enter service. Each 530 feet long, displacing 17,250 tons, these were the initial trio of battle cruisers equivalent to the Dreadnought, though the Invincible class was built for speed. A logical successor to the previous classes of armoured cruisers, these new cruisers had all-round improvements in speed, gun power and range, with no sacrifice in protection. Judged harshly later on, the only drawback was the cost to build, which was nearly 50 per cent more than the Dreadnought class. Able to reach 25 knots, these cruisers were impressively armed with eight 12 in. guns. Sent to seek and destroy von Spee's squadron, Invincible and Inflexible met the opposing forces off the Falklands on 8 December 1914, when the German armoured cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau were sunk. Invincible then joined the Grand Fleet in March 1915 and was made flagship to the 3rd Battle Cruiser Squadron in May. At Jutland, Rear-Admiral Hood led his ships into action just before 6.30 p.m. on 31 May and Invincible was hit several times in a few minutes. One shell hit the 'Q' turret causing the magazine to explode, which broke the ship in two. She sank immediately and only five of the ship's company of 1,031 survived.

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FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.S.

Lot 42: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.S.

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Description: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) H.M.S. 'Victory' firing a signal observed from the Deck of a Passing Destroyer Pen and ink Signed 'Frank H Mason' (lower middle in deck railing) 10 x 16in. (25.5 x 40.5cm.)

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A set of three

Lot 43: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A set of three

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) A set of three Pictures: H.M.S. 'Barfleur'; H.M.S. 'Adventure'; H.M.S. 'Pylades' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. 'BARFLEUR''; 'H.M.S. 'ADVENTURE'/1939' and 'H.M.S. 'PYLADES' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) (3) H.M.S. Barfleur, a destroyer, served in WWII as part of the task force 37 which carried out strikes against mainland Japan for two to three day stretches. She was a member of the 3rd fleet, the largest Armada the world has ever seen, and was present at the formal surrender of Japan in Tokyo Bay. Barfleur was the only battle class destroyer to see action in WWII. H.M.S. Adventure laid minefields in the Orkney Islands and St. George's Channel in 1941 She was then used as a landing craft as well as a repair and accommodation ship for a year before being put in reserve in 1945

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Edinburgh'

Lot 44: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Edinburgh'

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Edinburgh' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. 'EDINBURGH'/25.5.41.' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) H.M.S. Edinburgh, a light cruiser of the 'Belfast' class, was commissioned in July 1939 She saw a great deal of combat service in WWII and ran many escort duties in the North Sea and the Arctic Sea. Edinburgh met an unfortunate end in 1942, torpedoed by the German destroyer Z24 as she was carrying gold which was a part of Russia's war payments to the US and the UK.

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Warspite'

Lot 45: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Warspite'

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Warspite' on the Rocks Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL.' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. 'WARSPITE' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) H.M.S. Warspite, a 'Queen Elizabeth' class battleship, holds more battle honours than any other individual ship to serve in the Royal Navy. Commissioned on 8th March 1915, she served at Jutland where she was damaged but was able to make it to port safely. In WWII, Warspite was nicknamed 'The Grand Old Lady' and served at the Battle of Narvik and the Battle of Calabria, where she achieved one of the longest range gunnery hits from a moving ship to a moving target. She was scrapped in 1950

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S.

Lot 46: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S.

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Dorsetshire' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL.' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. 'DORSETSHIRE.' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) H.M.S. Dorsetshire, a heavy cruiser of the 'County' class, was commissioned 30 September 1930 She was instrumental in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic along with Rodney, King George V, and Norfolk in 1941 Dorsetshire and her sister ship Cornwall, were sunk in the Indian Ocean by Japanese dive-bombers in 1942

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E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Rodney'

Lot 47: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Rodney'

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Description: E. TUFNELL (BRITISH, 1888-1978) H.M.S. 'Rodney' Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'E. TUFNELL.' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. 'RODNEY' (lower left) 8 x 11in. (20 x 28cm.) Commissioned on 10 November 1927, H.M.S. Rodney was a 'Nelson' class battleship. She played a major role in the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck, in May of 1941 along with King George V, Norfolk, and Dorsetshire. Having only been updated once, Rodney became the Flagship of the Home Fleet in 1944 and rarely left her mooring. She was sold for scrap in May 1948

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ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD BONNEY (BRITISH, 1902-1984)

Lot 48: ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD BONNEY (BRITISH, 1902-1984)

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD BONNEY (BRITISH, 1902-1984) Skirmish - A Convoy Coming Under Air Attack Oil on canvas 21 x 28in. (53.3 x 71.1cm.)

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SAMUEL ATKINS (BRITISH, FL. 1787-1808) A Frigate

Lot 49: SAMUEL ATKINS (BRITISH, FL. 1787-1808) A Frigate

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Description: SAMUEL ATKINS (BRITISH, FL. 1787-1808) A Frigate of the Royal Navy Heeling in a Breeze Signed 'Atkins' (lower left on spar) Watercolour and pencil 4½ x 6¾in. (11.4 x 17.2cm.)

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ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN WELLES JOHNSON, R.N. (B.

Lot 50: ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN WELLES JOHNSON, R.N. (B.

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN WELLES JOHNSON, R.N. (B. 1793) The 'Castle Huntley' in the Straights of Malacca Watercolour on album page Inscribed on verso in pencil 'Welles Johnson "Castle Huntley"' (middle) 7½ x 11½in. (19 x 29cm.) Provenance: With Martyn Gregory, London. An East Indiaman of the Bombay Fleet, her principal cargo was opium. Considered fast, she once made the passage from the Lizard to Bombay in a remarkable seventy-seven days. This picture is thought to date from the early 1840s when Johnson must have crossed paths with her.

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