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Maritime & Scientific Models, Instruments & Art

by Charles Miller Ltd


349 lots | 348 with images

October 30, 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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W.A. EARP (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH-CENTURY)

Lot 1: W.A. EARP (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH-CENTURY)

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Description: W.A. EARP (BRITISH, 19TH/20TH-CENTURY) Two views of the Isle of Wight: Arch Rock at Sunset; The Needles Watercolour heightened with white Signed and dated 'W.A. Earp 1894' (lower right) The larger 13 x 20in. (33 x 51cm.) framed and glazed; together with a late 19th-Century watercolour, heightened with white, of a beach scene with fishing boats at sunset -- 9½ x 20½in. (24 x 52cm.) (3) ++Unexamined out of frame. Both appear to be in good overall condition.

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH-CENTURY

Lot 2: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH-CENTURY

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Description: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 20TH-CENTURY Beream; Patriarch and Mayflower II Watercolour Inscribed in pencil on versos with names, builders etc. 15¼ x 22½in. (39 x 57cm.) (3) ++Unframed; good overall condition.

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VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946)

Lot 3: VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946)

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Description: VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946) A pair of watercolours: Malta Watercolour heightened with white Each signed 'V. D'Esposito MALTA' (lower right and lower left respectively) 4¼ x 9in. (11 x 23cm.) each (2)

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AFTER WILLIAM ANDERSON (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY)

Lot 4: AFTER WILLIAM ANDERSON (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY)

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Description: AFTER WILLIAM ANDERSON (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY) The departure of George IV from Greenwich en route to Scotland in August 1822 Watercolour heightened with white 14½ x 21½in. (37 x 54.5cm.) ++Fading, several paper cracks, paper discolouration, unexamined out of frame. Framed size 18½ x 25½in.

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TWO 18TH-CENTURY VIEWS OF MALTA:

Lot 5: TWO 18TH-CENTURY VIEWS OF MALTA:

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Description: TWO 18TH-CENTURY VIEWS OF MALTA: Vuë Nord-Ouest de la Cité-Vallette, et de la Florianne ou Basse-Ville; and Vuë du l'Entrée du Grand-Port de Malte Watercolour on laid paper with ink titles and keys 15½ x 28½in. (39.5 x 72.5cm.) Framed and glazed measurements 25½ x 38½in. (65 x 98cm.) (2) ++Unexamined out of frame. Retouching. Rubbing to edges. Water damaged. Marks and abrasions. Framed size 25½ x 38½in.

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JAKOB PETERSEN (DANISH, 1774-1854)

Lot 6: JAKOB PETERSEN (DANISH, 1774-1854)

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Description: JAKOB PETERSEN (DANISH, 1774-1854) The Schooner Foxhole of Swansea, shown in two positions off Kronberg Castle, Denmark Watercolour Signed 'drawn by J Petersen. 1845' (lower right) and inscribed 'Scooner [sic]Foxhole of Swansoe [sic]. James Frazier Commander. Entering the Sound.' 19 x 25½in. (48 x 65cm.) The Elsinore bowl, presented to Commander Frazier, is offered as Lot 208 ++In excellent overall condition with bright, fresh colours and clear paper

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FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965)

Lot 7: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965)

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Description: FRANK HENRY MASON (BRITISH, 1876-1965) The Falmouth Packet Watercolour heightened with white Signed 'Frank H. Mason.' (lower right), countersigned in pencil on mount 'Frank H Mason R.I.' with artist's title 17 x 22in. (43 x 56cm.) framed and glazed. ++Fine overall condition. Painting appears to be in original frame and mount. Framed sie -- 27 x 32¼in.

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I.F. ELCOMB (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY)

Lot 8: I.F. ELCOMB (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY)

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Description: I.F. ELCOMB (BRITISH, 19TH-CENTURY) A steam launch underway off a headland with fishing boats Oil on canvas Signed 'I.F. Elcomb. 1889.' (lower right) 12 x 18in. (30.5 x 45.7cm.) ++Abrasion right of centre through rigging, ingrained dirt overall. Framed size 16¾ x 23in.

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY

Lot 9: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY

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Description: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY The coaster 'Albert' under sail and steam off the Eddystone Lighthouse Watercolour 12 x 20in. (30.5 x 51cm.); together with an 18th-Century profile plan for an Admiralty yacht, published 1st March 1781 Plate size 28½ x 22in. (72.5 x 56cm.) (2) ++Albert: paper discolouration, fading, damp stain top right. Framed size 15 x 23in. The yacht plan: fold at centre with 2in. tear. Foxing, discolouration

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ANTONIO DE SIMONE (NAPLES, FL. 1860-1900)

Lot 10: ANTONIO DE SIMONE (NAPLES, FL. 1860-1900)

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Description: ANTONIO DE SIMONE (NAPLES, FL. 1860-1900) The New York Yacht Club's steam yacht Varuna in an offshore swell Signed 'De Simone 19..' (lower right) and inscribed 'S.Y. VARUNA' (lower left) Bodycolour, on paper 17½ x 25¼in. (44.5 x 64cm.) The Varuna was the third of three very similar steam yachts designed by the great G.L. Watson of Glasgow, the others being Mayflower and Nahma. Ordered for a wealthy American, Eugene Higgins of New York, Varuna was built of steel by A. & J. Inglis at Glasgow in 1897. Registered at 1,573½ tons gross (595 net), she measured 273 feet in length with a 35 foot beam and was rigged as a twin-screw schooner. Powered by a pair of her builder's own triple-expansion 8-cylinder engines, she could make 16½ knots under steam and carried sails by Ratsey. Unfamiliar in American waters, as Mr. Higgins spent most of his time in Europe, she was wrecked on the Azores in 1909. ++Unexamined out of frame but appears to be in good overall condition.

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ITALIAN SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY

Lot 11: ITALIAN SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY

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Description: ITALIAN SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY A steam yacht of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club, steaming off the Bay of Naples Bodycolour 16½ x 25½in. (42 x 65cm.) ++Two areas of vertical discolouration, probably caused by backburn/damp. Unexamined out of frame.

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JAMES FRANCIS DANBY (BRITISH, 1816-1875)

Lot 12: JAMES FRANCIS DANBY (BRITISH, 1816-1875)

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Description: JAMES FRANCIS DANBY (BRITISH, 1816-1875) Sunset over the Royal Naval College, Greenwich Oil on Canvas Signed 'Jas. Danby / 1864' (lower right) 22 x 37in. (56 x 94cm.) ++Framed measurements - 32 x 47in.; cleaned and re-lined; unexamined out of frame or under UV lamp.

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JOHN SCOTT (FL.1844-1866)

Lot 13: JOHN SCOTT (FL.1844-1866)

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Description: JOHN SCOTT (FL.1844-1866) The French steamer 'Paris' off the mouth of the Tyne bound for Hamburg Signed and dated 'J. Scott / 1856' (lower right) Oil on canvas 26 x 38¼in. (66 x 97.2cm.) The iron screw passenger/cargo steamer Paris was built at Newcastle by Mitchell & Co. in 1856 for Schuller & Co. Registered at 413 tons gross (281 net), she measured 181 feet in length with a 24 foot beam and this portrait of her was clearly commissioned by her owners or her first master (Capt. F. Vasse) to mark her completion. No further details of her career are available at the time of writing. ++gallery condition

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM VAN DER VELDE II (DUTCH, 1667-1709)

Lot 14: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM VAN DER VELDE II (DUTCH, 1667-1709)

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Description: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLEM VAN DER VELDE II (DUTCH, 1667-1709) An Admiralty yacht tacking towards a first rate of the Squadron of the Red Oil on canvas Indistinctly inscribed and dated 'W... 1695' (on the reverse) 15¾ x 21¾in. (40 x 55.2cm.) ++Gallery condition.

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AFTER THOMAS WHITCOMBE (BRITISH, LATE 18TH-CENTURY)

Lot 15: AFTER THOMAS WHITCOMBE (BRITISH, LATE 18TH-CENTURY)

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Description: AFTER THOMAS WHITCOMBE (BRITISH, LATE 18TH-CENTURY) A merchantman in two positions Oil on canvas 35½ x 44¼in. (90 x 112.3cm.) ++Three or four repaired puncturess, craquelure, varnish yellowed, marks and abrasions. This painting is in unrestored condition and is thought not to have been touched for over 50 years.

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AFTER NICHOLAS MATTHEW CONDY (BRITISH, 1818-1851)

Lot 16: AFTER NICHOLAS MATTHEW CONDY (BRITISH, 1818-1851)

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Description: AFTER NICHOLAS MATTHEW CONDY (BRITISH, 1818-1851) A brig of the Royal Navy exchanging fire with a pirate cutter Oil on canvas 20 x 24in. (51 x 61cm.) ++Repaired tear at centre approximately 3 x 5 in. Yellowed varnish. Some spotting.

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CHINESE SCHOOL 20TH-CENTURY

Lot 17: CHINESE SCHOOL 20TH-CENTURY

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Description: CHINESE SCHOOL 20TH-CENTURY The 'SS Glenstrae' underway in high seas Oil on linen 12¼ x 16in. (31 x 41cm.) Built by Hawthorn Leslie for the Glen Line in 1905, this vessel was torpedoed on 28th July 1917 by U62 whilst on passage from Haiphong to Dunkirk carrying general cargo. ++Cleaned, re-lined and varnished, new frame

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PAUL VON KALCKREUTH (GERMAN, 20TH-CENTURY)

Lot 18: PAUL VON KALCKREUTH (GERMAN, 20TH-CENTURY)

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Description: PAUL VON KALCKREUTH (GERMAN, 20TH-CENTURY) Seascape Oil on canvas Signed 'P v Kalckreuth' (lower left) 23½ x 35¾in. (60 x 91cm.) ++In new/gallery condition.

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JEAN BAPTISTE HENRI DURAND-BRAGER (FRENCH, 1814-1879)

Lot 19: JEAN BAPTISTE HENRI DURAND-BRAGER (FRENCH, 1814-1879)

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Description: JEAN BAPTISTE HENRI DURAND-BRAGER (FRENCH, 1814-1879) Panorama of the British and French fleets meeting off Brest, 21st August 1865 Oil on canvas Signed J.B. Durand-Brager (lower right). Canvas stamp to reverse and old frame title inscribed 21 Août 1865 / Réception de l'Ascadre Anglaise Entrant A Brest / par le Marquis Chasseloup Loubat, / Ministre de la Marin et des Colonies à Bord de la Reine Hortense 9¼ x 31in. (23.5 x 79cm.) ++Cleaned and re-framed

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ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM CALCOTT KNELL (BRITISH, 1830-1876)

Lot 20: ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM CALCOTT KNELL (BRITISH, 1830-1876)

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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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'THE WEST PROSPECT OF PORTSMOUTH IN HAMP-SHIRE'

Lot 21: 'THE WEST PROSPECT OF PORTSMOUTH IN HAMP-SHIRE'

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Description: 'THE WEST PROSPECT OF PORTSMOUTH IN HAMP-SHIRE' After Samuel and Nathan Buck, published September 11th 1749, London Hand-coloured engraving with title and legends 12 x 31in. (30.5 x 79cm.) Framed and glazed -- 15½ x 34½in. (39.5 x 88cm.) ++Faded; time-stained; water-stained; one puncture; overall conservation required; later frame.

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EDWARD WILLIAM COOKE (BRITISH, 1811-1880)

Lot 22: EDWARD WILLIAM COOKE (BRITISH, 1811-1880)

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Description: EDWARD WILLIAM COOKE (BRITISH, 1811-1880) A collection of etchings, comprising: Thames Wherries, Richmond; The Stationers' Barge; The Wolf; Brig of War; H.M.S. Prince (with the stern balconies as built before the closed sterns were introduced) in Portsmouth Harbour Jury Rigged; a Frigate under all Sail; and A First Class West Indiaman (Thetis Capt. Burton) each inscribed Drawn & Etched by E.W. Cooke and dated for 1828/9, Thetis with period inscription, various sizes Thetis (illustrated), plate size -- 7 x 8in. (18 x 20cm.). Framed and glazed (6) ++Unexamined out of frames, all appear to be in fine overall condition

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AFTER LT L.G. HEATH, R.N.

Lot 23: AFTER LT L.G. HEATH, R.N.

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Description: AFTER LT L.G. HEATH, R.N. Three panoramic views of Hong Kong, published by the Hydrographic Office and retailed by R.B. Bate, London 1846-7, inscribed As seen from the Anchorage. Drawn by Lieut. L.G. Heath of H.M.S. Iris, 1846 and numbered '1696A, B & C' with named landmarks etc Plate size 7¼ x 31¼in. (18.5 x 79.5cm.) (3) ++Unexamined out of frame, good overall condition and designed to be framed as one; good margins.

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ENGLISH NAVAL SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY

Lot 24: ENGLISH NAVAL SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY

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Description: ENGLISH NAVAL SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH-CENTURY Six pen, ink and watercolour views of Portugal, including two of the Belem Tower, two topographical views from the Tagus and two more, most approximately 5 x 8in., mounted on paper with manuscript titles -- mount size 10 x 12in. (25.5 x 30.5cm.) (6) ++Overall condition is good, one of the Belem Tower has a 1½in. tear top right and is missing a section of mount; the mounts are beginning to fail and are fragile and brittle, with some spotting, dirt and wear.

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SIR EDWARD AUGUSTUS INGLEFIELD (BRITISH NAVAL SCHOOL, 1820-1894)

Lot 25: SIR EDWARD AUGUSTUS INGLEFIELD (BRITISH NAVAL SCHOOL, 1820-1894)

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Description: SIR EDWARD AUGUSTUS INGLEFIELD (BRITISH NAVAL SCHOOL, 1820-1894) Intelligence Watercolour Initialled 'E.A.I.' (lower left), and inscribed 'Intelligence' (lower right); with artist's inscription to verso reading Lord Nelson's Inshore Squadron giving him the "Intelligence" that the French Fleet hath put to sea E.A. Inglefield; and ?owner's name, Grenville 12½ x 17in. (32 x 43cm.) Inglefield led one of the earliest expeditions to discover the fate of the missing arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin, setting out in July 1852 in command of Lady Franklin's private steamer, Isabel. Upon reaching the Arctic, he took the opportunity to survey Greenland's west coast and much of Baffin Island's eastern coast. He retired in 1885 and devoted his time to paintings and watercolours, becoming Chairman of the Arts Section of the Chelsea Naval Exhibition of 1891, at which he also exhibited. ++Rub marks to margins, some mild spotting in sky, old crease extending from top right to centre left, unexamined out of frame. Framed size 20¾ x 24½in.

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AFTER WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE, R.A. (1851-1931)

Lot 26: AFTER WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE, R.A. (1851-1931)

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Description: AFTER WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE, R.A. (1851-1931) The Battle of Trafalgar Etching, published London June 1st 1893 for the Fine Art Society Signed in pencil 'W.L. Wyllie' (lower left) Plate size 15 x 35in. (38 x 89cm.). Framed and glazed, overall size 26 x 46in. (66 x 117cm.) ++Some paper discolouration. Frame chipped.

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WILLIAM JOHN PATTON MCDOWELL (BRITISH 1888-1950)

Lot 27: WILLIAM JOHN PATTON MCDOWELL (BRITISH 1888-1950)

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Description: WILLIAM JOHN PATTON MCDOWELL (BRITISH 1888-1950) News of Nelson Oil on canvas laid down on board Signed 'William McDowell' (lower right) 19½ x 29½in. (49 x 75cm.) ++Framed and glazed with title on mount, this painting appears to be in untouched/gallery condition. Overall size 29¾ x 39¾in. (75.5 x 101cm.)

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) Two drypoint etchings of H.M.S. Victory

Lot 29: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) Two drypoint etchings of H.M.S. Victory

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Description: Property from the estate of the late Lt.Cmdr. Charles Addis M.B.E., R.N., Captain of H.M.S. Victory 1982-1986 WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) Two drypoint etchings of H.M.S. Victory Signed 'W.L. Wyllie' (lower left) 6 x 10in. (15 x 25.5cm.) (2) ++Fine overall condition

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ROWLAND LANGMAID (BRITISH, 1897-1956)

Lot 30: ROWLAND LANGMAID (BRITISH, 1897-1956)

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Description: ROWLAND LANGMAID (BRITISH, 1897-1956) H.M.S. Victory (in her last resting place) Signed etching with drypoint 6 x 7in. (15 x 18cm.); together with another similar -- 6 x 8½in. (15 x 21.5cm.) (2) ++Unexamined out of frame, the second one with some discolouration.

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

Lot 31: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

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Description: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The Victory entering Dry Dock Drypoint etching Signed in pencil 'W.L. Wyllie' (lower left) Plate size 8½ x 12½in. (21.5 x 32cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: Wyllie Gallery, London. ++Fine condition; framed size -- 19 x 22in.

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

Lot 32: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

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Description: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) The Victory entering Portsmouth Drypoint etching Signed in pencil 'W.L. Wyllie' (lower left) 8½ x 19¼in. (21.5 x 49cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: with Chris Beetles, 1988 ++Unexamined out of frame, good apparent condition, framed size 18 x 28in.

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WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

Lot 33: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931)

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Description: WILLIAM LIONEL WYLLIE R.A. (BRITISH, 1851-1931) Drypoint etching of H.M.S. Victory 14 x 10in. (35.5 x 25.5cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: with Chris Beetles, 1988 ++Unexamined out of frame, good apparent condition, framed size 23 x 17in.

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY  Captain Nelson boarding the San Josef

Lot 34: ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY Captain Nelson boarding the San Josef

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Description: Other Properties ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH-CENTURY Captain Nelson boarding the San Josef Watercolour heightened with white 9¼ x 6¼in. (23.5 x 16cm.) Framed and glazed overall measurements -- 17½ x 14¼in. (44.5 x 36cm.) ++Unexamined out of frame; paper is time-stained overall which would respond well to specialist restoration.

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AFTER SIMON DE COSTA

Lot 35: AFTER SIMON DE COSTA

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Description: AFTER SIMON DE COSTA Baron Nelson of the Nile Pencil on paper 8 x 7in. (20 x 18cm.). Framed and glazed Overall measurements 16¼ x 14in. (41 x 36cm.) ++Unexamined out of frame; evidence of previous mount around edges; good overall condition.

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NAVAL 19TH-CENTURY  Stern view of H.M.S. Victory

Lot 36: NAVAL 19TH-CENTURY Stern view of H.M.S. Victory

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Description: Property from the estate of the late Lt.Cmdr. Charles Addis M.B.E., R.N., Captain of H.M.S. Victory 1982-1986 NAVAL 19TH-CENTURY Stern view of H.M.S. Victory; and Study of an anchor and deadeye Pencil on paper The larger 4 x 7in. (10 x 18cm.) (2) ++Unexamined out of frame, mild paper discolouration commensurate with age

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ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844) Captain William Rogers capturing the 'Jeune Richard'

Lot 37: ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844) Captain William Rogers capturing the 'Jeune Richard'

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Description: Other Properties ATTRIBUTED TO SAMUEL DRUMMOND (BRITISH, 1765-1844) Captain William Rogers capturing the 'Jeune Richard', 1st October 1807 Oil on panel 27½ x 23in. (70 x 58.5cm.) A larger version of this dramatic painting is contained within the National Collection at Greenwich, Reference BHC0579, and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1808, No. 276. The entry describes in full how the merchantman Windsor Castle was attacked in the Caribbean on the 1st October 1807 by the vastly superior French Privateer Jeune Richard. Not only did the Windsor Castle (under Acting Captain William Rogers, depicted heroically at the centre of this picture) repulse Jeune Richard's repeated attacks, but they mounted a successful counter attack with a boarding party which overwhelmed Jeune Richard's greater numbers and took her as a prize instead. It was much reported at the time and the crew of Windsor Castle were lavishly rewarded for their valour. ++This painting was acquired by the vendor's grandfather circa 1920 and was hung in rooms with open fires until almost completely obscured. It was recently professionally cleaned and conserved to a high standard and is in bright and fine condition overall.

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19TH-CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COLLAGE THOUGHT TO DEPICT THE ACTION BETWEEN ALCESTE AND ACTIVE AGAINST PERSANNE, 29TH NOVEMBER 1811

Lot 38: 19TH-CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COLLAGE THOUGHT TO DEPICT THE ACTION BETWEEN ALCESTE AND ACTIVE AGAINST PERSANNE, 29TH NOVEMBER 1811

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Description: 19TH-CENTURY WATERCOLOUR COLLAGE THOUGHT TO DEPICT THE ACTION BETWEEN ALCESTE AND ACTIVE AGAINST PERSANNE, 29TH NOVEMBER 1811 Built up in layered paper with silk rigging over painted sea and sky 14½ x 19¾in. (37 x 50cm.). Framed and glazed ++Overall condition appears to be good, some fading to the sea, light areas of dirt or dust. Framed size 18½ x 24in. (47 x 61cm.)

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PETER G. POWER (BRITISH, 1938-)

Lot 39: PETER G. POWER (BRITISH, 1938-)

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Description: PETER G. POWER (BRITISH, 1938-) The capture of the Warwick by the Minerve - the chase Oil on canvas Signed 'P.G. POWER. 77' (lower right) 14 x 16in. (35.5 x 40.5cm.) ++Fine overall condition

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WILLIAM JOY (BRITISH, 1803-67)

Lot 40: WILLIAM JOY (BRITISH, 1803-67)

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Description: WILLIAM JOY (BRITISH, 1803-67) A Squadron of the Red announcing its arrival, probably off Spithead Watercolour Signed indistinctly 'W...Joy' (lower right) 13½ x 20in. (34.3 x 51cm.). Framed and glazed Provenance: Royal Exchange Art Gallery (label to verso) ++Gallery condition

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LORD NELSON: AN AUTOGRAPH ORDER REGARDING INFESTED BREAD

Lot 43: LORD NELSON: AN AUTOGRAPH ORDER REGARDING INFESTED BREAD

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Description: Property from the estate of the late Lt.Cmdr. Charles Addis M.B.E., R.N., Captain of H.M.S. Victory 1982-1986 LORD NELSON: AN AUTOGRAPH ORDER REGARDING INFESTED BREAD dated 14th January, 1805 and sent To the Masters of His Majesty's Ships Royal Sovereign, Conqueror and Canopus advising them that, following an inspection by Captain Bayntun of the Leviathan, they were to destroy infested bread: ...there is onboard the said Ships a quantity of Bread so full of Vermin as to be unfit for men to Eat... written in a secretarial hand and signed Nelson + Bronte, mounted in a reverse-glazed frame -- 7½ x 11½in. (19 x 29cm.) overall ++Unexamined out of frame; paper retains good colour, crease at centre, 4mm hole to left margin away from Nelson's signature.

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THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR/DEATH OF NELSON

Lot 44: THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR/DEATH OF NELSON

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Description: Other Properties THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR/DEATH OF NELSON Such a battle could not be fought without sustaining a great loss of men. I have not only to lament in common with the British Navy, and the British Nation, in the fall of the Commander in Chief, the loss of a Hero, whose name will be immortal... an excellent and lengthy account penned by Vice Admiral Collingwood from the Euryalus, reporting on the details of the Naval Action off Cape Trafalgar, as reported to the Admiralty Office, and including the death by musket ball of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson (Back page, Columns 1-3, 44in. of column space) all in a complete and genuine issue of THE BOSTON GAZETTE, dated December 23rd, 1805; together with The dreadful slaughter on board, and the shattered condition of all the captured ships, whilst it shews with what obstinacy the enemy in general fought, is a convincing proof of the decided superiority our seamen possess over the enemy in close action... Further particulars of the Battle of Trafalgar as reported from The Gibraltar Chronicle, incorporating the British and Spanish accounts of the action., including the lists of killed and wounded, and fate of the Spanish and French ships. (Page 1, Columns 1-5, and Page 2, Columns 1-2, 65" of Column Space) all in a complete and genuine issue of THE COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, dated January 22nd, 1806. (2)

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NELSON'S FUNERAL

Lot 45: NELSON'S FUNERAL

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Description: NELSON'S FUNERAL a pair of issues relating to the state funeral of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson, including: 1. Ceremonial for the Public Funeral; 2. Order of the procession from Whitehall Stairs to the Admiralty; 3. Procession from Admiralty to St Paul's; 4. Appropriate Hymns and Burial Service; 5. The public crowd in mourning 6. Account of ornaments of the coffin; 7. Lying in State at Greenwich 8. Advertisement for Fairburn's edition of The Death of Lord Admiral Nelson 9.Advertisement proposing 500 guineas to any British artist creating the best painting on death of Nelson; 10. Lyrics for song written for Battle of Trafalgar -- 118in. of column space, in two complete and original issues of THE NORWICH MERCURY, dated January 11th and 18th, 1806.

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NELSON, HORATIO - ARCHIBALD DUNCAN: 'THE LIFE OF THE LATE MOST NOBLE LORD HORATIO NELSON..'

Lot 46: NELSON, HORATIO - ARCHIBALD DUNCAN: 'THE LIFE OF THE LATE MOST NOBLE LORD HORATIO NELSON..'

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Description: Property from the estate of the late Lt.Cmdr. Charles Addis M.B.E., R.N., Captain of H.M.S. Victory 1982-1986 NELSON, HORATIO - ARCHIBALD DUNCAN: 'THE LIFE OF THE LATE MOST NOBLE LORD HORATIO NELSON..' London: James Cundee, [n.d., but frontispiece dated 1806]. Engraved frontispiece and plates, some folding [bound with the same author's:] 'A Correct Narrative of the Funeral of Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson.' London: James Cundee, 1806. Folding engraved plates. 2 works bound in one, 8vo (175 x 100mm). Contemporary calf (rebacked, rubbed). Provenance: Edward Cooper, 1887 (signature on front free endpaper). With 4 other works of related interest in 7 volumes. (8)

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AN ENGRAVED BRASS MARKER FROM H.M.S. VICTORY RECORDING WHERE NELSON FELL

Lot 47: AN ENGRAVED BRASS MARKER FROM H.M.S. VICTORY RECORDING WHERE NELSON FELL

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Description: AN ENGRAVED BRASS MARKER FROM H.M.S. VICTORY RECORDING WHERE NELSON FELL engraved in opposition in black-filled lettering HERE NELSON FELL 21ST OCT 1805, secured to a section of ?Victory oak -- 5½ x 9½in. (14 x 24cm.); together with the 1891 Naval Exhibition souvenir brochure for H.M.S. Victory and a small quantity of period printed ephemera for the ship dated from the 1920s onwards ++Brass plaque in fine overall condition; printed ephemera appears to be in good overall condition with typical time staining on the old examples.

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O'BRIAN, PATRICK (1914-2000): 'MASTER & COMMANDER..'

Lot 48: O'BRIAN, PATRICK (1914-2000): 'MASTER & COMMANDER..'

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Description: O'BRIAN, PATRICK (1914-2000): 'MASTER & COMMANDER..' London: Collins, 1970. 8vo. Original blue grey buckram, dust-jacket (some repairs). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. With the same author's 'Master And Commander' (New York, 1969, FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, pre-dating the first English edition), 'Post Captain' (London, 1972), 'H.M.S. Surprise' (ibid., 1973), 'The Mauritius Command' (1977), 'Desolation Island' (1978), 'The Fortune Of War' (1979), 'The Surgeon's Mate' (1980), 'The Ionian Mission' (1981), 'Treason's Harbour' (1983), 'The Far Side Of The World' (1984), 'The Reverse Of The Medal' (1986), 'The Letter Of Marque' (1988), 'The Thirteen-Gun Salute' (1989), 'The Nutmeg Of Consolation' (1991), 'Clarissa Oakes' (1992), 'The Wine-Dark Sea' (1993), 'The Commodore' (1994), 'The Yellow Admiral' (1997), 'THE HUNDRED DAYS' (1998, SIGNED by the author) and 'Blue At The Mizzen' (1999, SIGNED by the author). A COMPLETE SET OF THE AUBREY/MATURIN SEQUENCE, ALL FIRST EDITIONS IN DUST-JACKETS. With E. A. CUNNINGHAM'S 'Patrick O'brian. Critical Appreciations And A Bibliography' (London, 1994, NUMBER 12 OF 50 SIGNED BY PATRICK O'BRIAN, slipcase), DEAN KING'S 'A Sea Of Words. A Lexicon And Companion For Patrick O'brian's Seafaring Tales' (New York, 1995) and the same author's 'Patrick O'brian. A Life Revealed' (London, 2000) also a quantity of O'Brian related books are included (38)

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LAIRD CLOWES, WILLIAM (AND OTHERS): 'THE ROYAL NAVY. A HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT..'

Lot 49: LAIRD CLOWES, WILLIAM (AND OTHERS): 'THE ROYAL NAVY. A HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT..'

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Description: LAIRD CLOWES, WILLIAM (AND OTHERS): 'THE ROYAL NAVY. A HISTORY FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT..' London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1897-1903. 7 volumes, large 8vo (263 x 190mm). Photogravure and half tone plates and illustrations (some light mainly marginal staining). Original blue cloth gilt, top edges gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, some light staining). (7)

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THE GLORIOUS 1st OF JUNE FIRST NEWS

Lot 50: THE GLORIOUS 1st OF JUNE FIRST NEWS

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Description: Other Properties THE GLORIOUS 1st OF JUNE FIRST NEWS: An entire two-page issue devoted to Lord Howe's Official Report of the victory against the French Fleet off Ushant, in which six French ships were captured and one sunk: The French, their force consisting of Twenty-six Ships of the Line, opposed to his Majesty's Fleet of Twenty-five...waited for the Action, and sustained the Attack with their customary resolution... details of the action follow, including a list of the captured and destroyed French ships, in a complete and original issue of THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, dated June 11th, 1794; together with THE SECOND REPORT: A three-page issue dedicated to Lord Howe concluding his report with further details on the naval action, all in a complete and original issue of THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, dated June 21st, 1794. (2)

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A SMALL BRITISH AND FOREIGN SAILORS' SOCIETY COPPER BUST OF NELSON

Lot 51: A SMALL BRITISH AND FOREIGN SAILORS' SOCIETY COPPER BUST OF NELSON

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Description: A SMALL BRITISH AND FOREIGN SAILORS' SOCIETY COPPER BUST OF NELSON of typical form, with inscribed socle mounted on turned fruitwood base -- 8in. (20cm.) high; together with a presentation aneroid barometer from H.M.S. Worcester, dated July 1907, and with officer of the watch-type telescope by H. Hughes & Son Ltd with leather-covered tube and dust cap; and a small oxidised-brass sighting compass by Troughton & Simms (4) ++Nelson bust with ingrained dust, but in good condition overall; base with two shrinkage cracks and old wear. Aneroid barometer has lost its gilt finish but appears to be in good working order. Telescope in optically good condition; leather with marks commensurate with age. Compass has evidence of verdigris around edge of bowl and folding sight; glass has small crack.

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Alexander Davison's medal for the Battle of the Nile, 1798, in bronze, as issued to all seamen (Eimer 890), traces of old glue residue on obverse; together with a white metal medal for the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 1852, pierced for

Lot 52: Alexander Davison's medal for the Battle of the Nile, 1798, in bronze, as issued to all seamen (Eimer 890), traces of old glue residue on obverse; together with a white metal medal for the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 1852, pierced for

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Description: Alexander Davison's medal for the Battle of the Nile, 1798, in bronze, as issued to all seamen (Eimer 890), traces of old glue residue on obverse; together with a white metal medal for the Death of the Duke of Wellington, 1852, pierced for suspension; and a modern bronze medal for the 150th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo, 1965, 44mm. (Eimer 2106), all good condition; together with three wreck find ?Roman coins (6) ++Mixed conditions.

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A COLLECTION OF ARTEFACTS PERTAINING TO WILLIAM COLLINGWOOD'S INDIAN SURVEYING EXPEDITION, 1846

Lot 53: A COLLECTION OF ARTEFACTS PERTAINING TO WILLIAM COLLINGWOOD'S INDIAN SURVEYING EXPEDITION, 1846

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Description: A COLLECTION OF ARTEFACTS PERTAINING TO WILLIAM COLLINGWOOD'S INDIAN SURVEYING EXPEDITION, 1846 comprising a passage journal kept aboard the Oriental from London to Bombay between 6th January and 30th May 1846, written over sixty-nine pages in a neat and clear hand with occasional coloured ink sketches, varied content including weather observations, poetry, and day-to-day commentary - March 31st 1846 Tuesday: A large shoal of porpoises playing about the bows the mate went out on the dolphin striker to harpoon one but was unsuccessful.. bound in red morocco with inscribed cover -- 7¼ x 4¾in. (18.5 x 12cm.); together with a presentation leather-cased 1½in. three-draw leather-covered surveying telescope and compass compendium signed and inscribed A. Ross, London / From Comr. Selby, Surveyor in Mesopotamia to Lieut. W. Collingwood, Asst. Surveyor, in kind remembrance of Services together in Babylonia & Irak Arabia, contained in leather carry case with lid enclosing a lacquered-brass compass, closed length -- 11½in. (29cm.); three 7 x 9in. (18 x 23cm.) watercolour and ink ship profiles by Collingwood of the Tigris; Coromandel and Georgiana each inscribed, signed and dated between 1856-8 and attached to ?album leaves; a printed service record for Collingwood ('H.M., late I.N.); and a map printed by J & C Walker, London of a Trigonmetrical Survey of a part of Mesopotamia by Selby and Collingwood (7) Commander W.B. Selby, late Royal Indian Navy, began his distinguished surveying career in 1837 when, as a midshipman, he embarked on the expedition first to lay navigation buoys in the mouths of the Indus River and thence to chart some coastal areas in the 'Horn of Africa'. By 1846 he was back working off the mouths of the Indus, having made his reputation in Mesopotamia (in 1840-41), and thereafter achieved considerable acclaim for his numerous other surveys, including those during the military expedition to Persia in 1856, before returning home (to England) at the end of 1862. He was succeeded as Surveyor of Mesopotamia by his protégé, Lieutenant William Collingwood (a distant cousin of the Admiral), who had already done much valuable work in the region, including the large-scale, though surreptitious, mapping of Baghdad in 1855 and described by him as follows:- "The survey of the city of Baghdad was completed entirely by myself and under very unpleasant restrictions....... The Turkish Government were not to know anything about it....... and I was left to survey the town as best I could, and under such difficulties that at times I had to note bearings and paces all over my white shirt, where best I could get the pencil at the time....." During this same expedition, Collingwood also surveyed the Shatt-ul-Arab, the city of Bussorah (also by stealth) and much of the country between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, and was undoubtedly one of the most gifted and productive R.I.N. surveyors of his day. ++Journal: spine and edged rubbed; binding good and pages in good, clear conditon; telescope: optically working, leather covering rubbed, compass good overall, one leather case strap missing; watercolours: mixed condition - paper mounts with ragged edges and missing upper left corners with two of three watercolours also missing a section top left, some time staining, dirt and foxing, these will need to be removed from mounts and conserved at some point; the map is in poor overall condition with tears, foxing, staining etc..

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