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      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper '...
        Mar. 28, 2024

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper '...

        Est: £500 - £700

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper 'Port Jackson' was a four-masted iron ship built in Aberdeen in 1882. It was torpedoed on April 28th 1917 by a German U-boat and sank with the loss of 14 crew. From a Private Collection Not inspected out of the frame - signs of discolouring of the paper, particularly in the clouds and sails. Also signs of some light foxing in the sky. The frame is discoloured commensurate with age and the glass requires cleaning.

        Dawsons Auctioneers
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper '...
        Feb. 29, 2024

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper '...

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933), the clipper "Port Jackson" running along a coastline with topsails reefed, signed and dated 1923, watercolour and gouache, 36 x 51 cm, framed and glazed 57.5 x 71.5 cm Designed by Alexander Duthie, the clipper 'Port Jackson' was a four-masted iron ship built in Aberdeen in 1882. It was torpedoed on April 28th 1917 by a German U-boat and sank with the loss of 14 crew.

        Dawsons Auctioneers
      • (After) Jack Spurling, England (1870-1933), Astoria, Ranverse, Cromdale [3], Colour lithograph on board
        Jul. 13, 2023

        (After) Jack Spurling, England (1870-1933), Astoria, Ranverse, Cromdale [3], Colour lithograph on board

        Est: $40 - $60

        (After) Jack Spurling England (1870-1933) Astoria, Ranverse, Cromdale [3] Colour lithograph on board Inscribed verso, Varnish applied to surface

        Theodore Bruce
      • John Jack Spurling (UK,1870-1933) oil painting antique
        Oct. 09, 2022

        John Jack Spurling (UK,1870-1933) oil painting antique

        Est: $3,200 - $4,000

        ARTIST: John Jack Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870 - 1933) NAME: Steamship Soudan MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Small paint loss by the upper edge. Minor stable craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Some damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 18 inches / 30 x 45 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 21 inches / 38 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: The Parker Gallery, London UK (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 121121 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Robert Charles Spurling, invariably know as "Jack" was born at Hackney, London in 1870, son of Charles Spurling (23 April 1830-1902), a prosperous East India & Colonial broker, and his wife Mary nee McAllan, who married at St John Baptist, Kentish Town, London on 12 April 1860. In 1881, a 10 year old, living at 27 Compton Terrace, Islington, London with his parents, 50 year old Charles, who was born at Shotley, Suffolk which may have given the aspiring artist his first contact with ships and the sea, and 51 year old mother Mary, who was born at St Pancras, with four siblings, Bessie Matilda 16, Lottie Ellen 14, Louie Maria 12 and Charles Andrew 7, all born at Hackney. Before his marriage, Jack occupied much of his time by sketching ships in the East India Docks at Blackwall and first went to sea at 16, on board the ship 'Astoria', with a cargo of coal bound for Shanghai. He suffered a fateful fall and ended up hospitalised in China, where he took to his passion of painting ships. The downtime provided him with the opportunity to earn a second mate's certificate and he joined the Blue Anchor Line as a junior officer with whom he remained for seven years. He married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1893, actress Helena Alice Emma Humble (1869-1952) and obtained work as an actor in George Edwards' musical productions whilst continuing with his painting as a hobby. His ship portraits came to the attention of Frederick Hook, editor of the nautical magazine 'The Blue Peter', the initial selection of paintings proved an immediate success and Spurling was commissioned for more works for the magazine over a number of years. Another contributor to 'The Blue Peter' was author Basil Lubbock (1876-1944) and together they wrote a series of commercial sailing books. John Robert Charles Spurling was of Lake View, Stock Road, Billericay, Essex when he died on 24 October 1933. He is related to the Shotley painter 'Jack' John Henry Forster Spurling.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • John Jack Spurling (UK,1870-1933) oil painting antique
        Jul. 03, 2022

        John Jack Spurling (UK,1870-1933) oil painting antique

        Est: $3,200 - $4,000

        ARTIST: John Jack Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870 - 1933) NAME: Steamship Soudan MEDIUM: oil on canvas. Canvas applied to board. CONDITION: Small paint loss by the upper edge. Minor stable craquelure. No visible inpaint under UV light. Some damages to frame. SIGHT SIZE: 12 x 18 inches / 30 x 45 cm FRAME SIZE: 15 x 21 inches / 38 x 53 cm SIGNATURE: lower left PROVENANCE: The Parker Gallery, London UK (has gallery label on verso) CATEGORY: antique vintage painting AD: ART CONSIGNMENTS WANTED. CONTACT US SKU#: 121121 US Shipping $60 + insurance. BIOGRAPHY: John Robert Charles Spurling, invariably know as "Jack" was born at Hackney, London in 1870, son of Charles Spurling (23 April 1830-1902), a prosperous East India & Colonial broker, and his wife Mary nee McAllan, who married at St John Baptist, Kentish Town, London on 12 April 1860. In 1881, a 10 year old, living at 27 Compton Terrace, Islington, London with his parents, 50 year old Charles, who was born at Shotley, Suffolk which may have given the aspiring artist his first contact with ships and the sea, and 51 year old mother Mary, who was born at St Pancras, with four siblings, Bessie Matilda 16, Lottie Ellen 14, Louie Maria 12 and Charles Andrew 7, all born at Hackney. Before his marriage, Jack occupied much of his time by sketching ships in the East India Docks at Blackwall and first went to sea at 16, on board the ship 'Astoria', with a cargo of coal bound for Shanghai. He suffered a fateful fall and ended up hospitalised in China, where he took to his passion of painting ships. The downtime provided him with the opportunity to earn a second mate's certificate and he joined the Blue Anchor Line as a junior officer with whom he remained for seven years. He married at Brentford, Middlesex in 1893, actress Helena Alice Emma Humble (1869-1952) and obtained work as an actor in George Edwards' musical productions whilst continuing with his painting as a hobby. His ship portraits came to the attention of Frederick Hook, editor of the nautical magazine 'The Blue Peter', the initial selection of paintings proved an immediate success and Spurling was commissioned for more works for the magazine over a number of years. Another contributor to 'The Blue Peter' was author Basil Lubbock (1876-1944) and together they wrote a series of commercial sailing books. John Robert Charles Spurling was of Lake View, Stock Road, Billericay, Essex when he died on 24 October 1933. He is related to the Shotley painter 'Jack' John Henry Forster Spurling.

        Broward Auction Gallery LLC
      • John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918
        Mar. 02, 2022

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918 Oil on canvasboard 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.8 cm) Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930
        Mar. 02, 2022

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930 Signed and dated J. Spurling/1930. (lr); inscribed Lawson Agency 9/6/31 and again indistinctly ...23/4/69 on the reverse Gouache on board 21 1/4 x 29 7/8 inches (54 x 75.9 cm) Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930
        Jan. 18, 2022

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 The P. and O. Steamship "Strathnaver" at Aden, 1930 Signed and dated J. Spurling/1930. (lr); inscribed Lawson Agency 9/6/31 and again indistinctly ...23/4/69 on the reverse Gouache on board 21 1/4 x 29 7/8 inches (54 x 75.9 cm) Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918
        Jan. 18, 2022

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 P. & O. Steamship 'Soudan', 1918 Oil on canvasboard 12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.8 cm) Provenance: The Parker Gallery, London C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Middlesex, 1929
        Jan. 18, 2022

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Middlesex, 1929

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        John Jack Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Middlesex, 1929 Signed and dated J. Spurling/1929. (lr) Gouache on board 15 x 21 inches (38.1 x 53.3 cm) C 

        Doyle New York
      • ATTRIBUTED TO JACK SPURLING (BRITISH, 1871-1933): A clipper, plus another by a different hand
        Nov. 02, 2021

        ATTRIBUTED TO JACK SPURLING (BRITISH, 1871-1933): A clipper, plus another by a different hand

        Est: £300 - £500

        ATTRIBUTED TO JACK SPURLING (BRITISH, 1871-1933): A clipper, plus another by a different hand ATTRIBUTED TO JACK SPURLING (BRITISH, 1871-1933) Clipper in a gentle swell Watercolour 11½ x 15½in. (29.5 x 39.5cm.); together with another watercolour of a windjammer on a port reach, signed and dated 'S. Drigin / 57.' (lower right) -- 14½ x 20¼in. (37 x 51.5cm.) (2) Condition report: Follower Spurling: Time stained Drigin: Large repaired rip in the centre of the painting. Some water staining

        Charles Miller Ltd
      • JOHN JACK ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (England, 1870-1933), A steam/sail yacht at sea., Watercolor and gouache on paper, 10" x 12.75". Framed 16.25" x 17.5".
        Oct. 15, 2021

        JOHN JACK ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (England, 1870-1933), A steam/sail yacht at sea., Watercolor and gouache on paper, 10" x 12.75". Framed 16.25" x 17.5".

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        JOHN JACK ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING England, 1870-1933 A steam/sail yacht at sea. Signed lower left "J.R.C. Spurling".

        Eldred's
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigger Slieve Roe
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigger Slieve Roe

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigger Slieve Roe signed and dated 'J.Spurling./1930' (lower left) watercolour and bodycolour 35.5 x 50.8cm (14 x 20in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The clipper ship Euphrosyne
        Oct. 29, 2019

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The clipper ship Euphrosyne

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The clipper ship Euphrosyne signed and dated 'J.Spurling./1930' (lower left) watercolour and bodycolour 36.2 x 51.4cm (14 1/4 x 20 1/4in). For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

        Bonhams
      • John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Ship "Loch Etive", 1925
        Oct. 15, 2019

        John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Ship "Loch Etive", 1925

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling British, 1870-1933 Ship "Loch Etive", 1925 Signed and dated J. Spurling/1925 (lr); inscribed as titled on the reverse Gouache on board 15 x 21 inches (38 x 53.3 cm) The Loch Etive was a British iron full-rigged clipper ship built in Glasgow in 1877. The novelist, Joseph Conrad served as her third mate and referred to her in his novel "Mirror of the Seas": "The ship was one of those iron wood clippers that the Clyde had floated out in swarms upon the world during the seventh decade of the last century. It was a fine period in shipbuilding and also, I might say, a period of overmasting. The spars rigged up on the narrow hulls were indeed tall then, and the ship of which I think, with her colored-glass skylight-ends bearing the motto, 'Let Glasgow Flourish,' was certainly one of the most heavily-sparred specimens. She was built for hard driving, and unquestionably she got all the driving she could stand." C 

        Doyle New York
      • John Spurling three framed Marine prints
        Mar. 24, 2019

        John Spurling three framed Marine prints

        Est: $150 - $300

        John Spurling three framed Marine prints 'Cutty Sark' 1924 "Flying Cloud' 1925 and 'Thermopylae' 1924 largest measures 44cm x 33cm (3)

        Lugosi Auctioneers & Valuers
      • JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) - The emigrant ship Invercargill of Fairoa Head, New
        Mar. 22, 2017

        JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) - The emigrant ship Invercargill of Fairoa Head, New

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) The emigrant ship Invercargill of Fairoa Head, New Zealand signed and dated ‘J. Spurling/1926’ (lower left) pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour and bodycolour 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) - The square-rigged Australian windjammer and, later,
        Mar. 22, 2017

        JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) - The square-rigged Australian windjammer and, later,

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        JOHN ‘JACK’ ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (1870-1933) The square-rigged Australian windjammer and, later, celebrated sail training ship Illawara lying on her mooring at sunset signed and dated ‘J. Spurling/1925’ (lower left) pencil, watercolour and bodycolour 17 x 23 in. (43.2 x 58.4 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John (Jack) Spurling (English, 1870-1933)
        Jul. 02, 2016

        John (Jack) Spurling (English, 1870-1933)

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        The Salem Ship "Formosa" . Oil on canvas. Signed "J. Spurling" l.l., depicting the Formosa cutting through rough seas. 30 x 36 inches. Framed: 35 x 41 inches

        John McInnis Auctioneers
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur
        Apr. 13, 2016

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur signed and dated 'J Spurling 1931' (lower left) watercolour and bodycolour 35.5 x 51cm (14 x 20 1/16in). Footnotes Literature Warren Moore, Spurling, Sail and Steam, Patrick Stephens Ltd., (Cambridge, 1980), p.37-44, illustrated, p.39 "Then straightaway we left them in grief to complain, Whilst we are carousing along the sail main, Pray God bless our fleet and his majesty too, And grant them success wherever they go Concluding as this, and my song to end, In Matthew's brave ship these verses were penned." Old Song, 'Admiral Matthew's Engagement', Namur, off Toulon 1744. Named after a town in Belgium which was considered a place of great strategic importance during the latter part of the 17th century, Namur was originally launched at Woolwich in 1697, before being taken to pieces and her remains sent to Depford for rebuilding at a cost of £29,403. At her re-launch in 1729, Namur was registered as a 2nd rate of 1,567 tons with 90 guns. Her active service before being rebuilt was largely contained to the War of the Spanish Succession under the command of Captain Christopher Myngs, where she was present at the capture of Gibraltar and the Battle of Velez-Malaga. In May 1731, she sailed for Cadiz as the flagship of Admiral Sir Charles Wager under Captain Edward Falkingham. Wager's mission was to assist the Marquis de Mari in conveying Spanish troops from Barcelona to Leghorn. Upon achieving these aims, Namur sailed back to port. With brief stints in Portugal and Spain between 1732 and 1740, Namur returned home and was laid up until 1741, when she was appointed to the Mediterranean fleet under Captain S. Cornish until being recalled to England in 1744. By January 1745, Namur had been cut down and razeed to 74-guns, joining the Western Squadron under Captain Honourable Edward Boscawen where, on 3 May 1797, she was involved in the First Battle of Finisterre capturing all but two French ships and £300,000 in prizes. On 29 May, the greater part of the ship's company began to mutiny. This was quickly suppressed and a court-martial held on 2 July where, out of 45 suspected, three were hanged and twelve whipped. On 19 July, Captain Marshall took command and sailed to the East Indies with orders to attempt a reduction in St. Lucia. This failed and the Namur sailed on to Fort St. David. Leaving briefly for a refit, on her return she was wrecked in a gale on 14 April 1749, with all 520 crew members perishing with their ship.

        Bonhams
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset
        Apr. 13, 2016

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset

        Est: £3,000 - £5,000

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset signed and dated 'J Spurling 1932' (lower right) watercolour and bodycolour 36.3 x 51cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/16in). Footnotes Literature Warren Moore, Spurling, Sail and Steam, Patrick Stephens Ltd., (Cambridge, 1980), p.45-52, illustrated, p.47 Built at Chatham by Mr J. Lock and launched on 14 April 1759, Sandwich was registered as a 2nd rate of 1,869 tons originally with 90 guns before a refit in 1779, after which she is recorded as having 98. She measured 176 feet in length with a 49.5 foot beam. Built three years into the Seven Years War, upon completion she was immediately dispatched to Ushant where she joined the Western Squadron under Captain Sir E. Hawke. She was primarily involved with forming a blockade against the French until 1762, when she was returned to Portsmouth to be paid off and refitted. In 1775, active operations commenced against rebel states of North America and Sandwich was employed to duty under the flag of Admiral Sir J. Douglas. With the recognition of US independence by the French government in 1778, she was then sailed to the channel in preparation for impending war. After a further refit in 1799-80, at the cost of £15,396, Sandwich sailed under Admiral Rodney. Whilst escorting a fleet of supply ships to relieve the Spanish siege of Gibraltar with a fleet of 20 ships of the line they encountered Langara's squadron south of Cape St. Vincent. The ensuing battle lasted from midday to midnight with the British capturing four Spanish ships, including Langara's flagship. Following this, Sandwich sailed on to St. Lucia and remained there until a journey to New York in August 1780, where she stayed until the October when she sailed to Barbados. Returning to Chatham in 1787, she was commissioned as a guardship under Captain Thomas Tonkin until 1791, when she was sent to the Nore as a guard and receiving ship during more hostility with France. It was at this time that Sandwich was involved in the Mutiny of the Nore where on 12 May 1797, her crew seized control of the ship and elected seaman Richard Parker 'President of the Delegates of the Fleet'. When the mutiny failed, Parker was convicted of treason and piracy and hanged from the ship's yardarm. Sandwich was paid off in September 1797, and re-commissioned again to resume her duty as a guardship, a duty she continued until April 1810, when she was docked and taken to pieces.

        Bonhams
      • AFTER JACK SPURLING (1871-1933): SHIP "NEOTSFIELD"; AND SHIP "BLACK ADDER"
        Apr. 02, 2016

        AFTER JACK SPURLING (1871-1933): SHIP "NEOTSFIELD"; AND SHIP "BLACK ADDER"

        Est: $25 - $50

        AFTER JACK SPURLING (1871-1933): SHIP "NEOTSFIELD"; AND SHIP "BLACK ADDER" Two photomechanical reproductions on paper. Both 6 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. (sight), 11 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (frame). The Collection of Alan Wanzenberg

        STAIR
      • * Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens
        Oct. 07, 2015

        * Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens

        Est: -

        * Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens

        Bonhams
      • The Orient Line's full-riggerHesperus
        Jul. 08, 2015

        The Orient Line's full-riggerHesperus

        Est: £2,500 - £3,500

        John 'Jack' Robert Charles Spurling (1870-1933) The Orient Line's full-rigger Hesperus signed and dated 'J. Spurling/1923.' (lower right and lower left) watercolour and bodycolour 8 ¾ x 11 in. (22.3 x 27.9 cm.)

        Christie's
      • JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) Clipper ship Euphrosyne
        Apr. 15, 2015

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) Clipper ship Euphrosyne

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) Clipper ship Euphrosyne

        Bonhams
      • JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur
        Apr. 15, 2015

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S. Namur

        Bonhams
      • JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset
        Apr. 15, 2015

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) H.M.S Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset

        Bonhams
      • JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens
        Apr. 15, 2015

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        JACK SPURLING (British, 1871-1933) The full-rigged passenger ship Thomas Stephens

        Bonhams
      • Jack Spurling (1870-1933, British), 'Tea Clipper in Full Sail', maritime watercolour study, signed l
        Dec. 09, 2014

        Jack Spurling (1870-1933, British), 'Tea Clipper in Full Sail', maritime watercolour study, signed l

        Est: £1,200 - £1,500

        Jack Spurling (1870-1933, British), 'Tea Clipper in Full Sail', maritime watercolour study, signed lower left and dated, 1923, 20 x 14", mounted and framed.

        Chiswick Auctions
      • H.M.SSandwichlaying her mooring at sunset
        Oct. 08, 2014

        H.M.SSandwichlaying her mooring at sunset

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        H.M.S Sandwich laying her mooring at sunset signed and dated 'J Spurling 1932' (lower right) watercolour and bodycolour 36.3 x 51cm (14 5/16 x 20 1/16in).

        Bonhams
      • H.M.S.Namur
        Oct. 08, 2014

        H.M.S.Namur

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        H.M.S. Namur signed and dated 'J Spurling 1931' (lower left) watercolour and bodycolour 35.5 x 51cm (14 x 20 1/16in).

        Bonhams
      • Battleship in stormy waters
        Oct. 08, 2014

        Battleship in stormy waters

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Battleship in stormy waters bears signature 'J Spurling' (lower left), with indistinct inscription (lower right) oil on canvasboard 24.5 x 29.5cm (9 5/8 x 11 5/8in).

        Bonhams
      • JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) - A CLIPPER IN FAIR BREEZE
        Jul. 08, 2014

        JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) - A CLIPPER IN FAIR BREEZE

        Est: £60 - £80

        JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) A CLIPPER IN FAIR BREEZE watercolour 13.5cm x 14.5cm; 5 1/4in x 5 3/4in John (better known as Jack) Spurling was born in Suffolk. His first contact with the sea and shipping was through his father's business as an importer of jute. As a youth in London he spent much time drawing ships in the East India Docks. When he reached age 17 he went to sea as an apprentice for 7 years. When he returned to shore he first worked as an actor but continued painting as a sideline. His ship paintings came to the attention of the editor of the nautical magazine The Blue Peter and he received regular commissions. This also led to his collaboration with Basil Lubbock, a maritime author who also contributed to The Blue Peter, on his series of books on commercial sailing ships.

        Olympia Auctions
      • JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) - THE VICTORY GOING INTO ACTION
        Jul. 08, 2014

        JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) - THE VICTORY GOING INTO ACTION

        Est: £80 - £120

        JOHN ROBERT CHARLES SPURLING (BRITISH, 1870-1967) THE VICTORY GOING INTO ACTION signed l.l and inscribed with the artist's hand 'The Victory going into action, 1805; the first shot at Trafalgar falling short of the port bow of The Victory"; watercolour 19cm x 17cm; 7 1/2in x 6 3/4in John (better known as Jack) Spurling was born in Suffolk. His first contact with the sea and shipping was through his father's business as an importer of jute. As a youth in London he spent much time drawing ships in the East India Docks. When he reached age 17 he went to sea as an apprentice for 7 years. When he returned to shore he first worked as an actor but continued painting as a sideline. His ship paintings came to the attention of the editor of the nautical magazine The Blue Peter and he received regular commissions. This also led to his collaboration with Basil Lubbock, a maritime author who also contributed to The Blue Peter, on his series of books on commercial sailing ships.

        Olympia Auctions
      • Jack Spurling (London 1870-1933)
        Jun. 12, 2013

        Jack Spurling (London 1870-1933)

        Est: -

        Jack Spurling (London 1870-1933) The Australian clipper ship Torrens under full sail signed and dated 'J. Spurling/1928.' (lower left) pen and black ink, watercolour and bodycolour, on paper 14¼ x 20½ in. (36.2 x 52 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933)
        Apr. 24, 2013

        Jack Spurling (British, 1871-1933)

        Est: £15,000 - £20,000

        The four-masted wool clipper Port Jackson cutting through a heavy swell under reefed topsails signed 'J.Spurling' (lower right) oil on canvas 63.5 x 76cm (25 x 29 15/16in).

        Bonhams
      • After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) Photolithograph
        Nov. 30, 2012

        After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) Photolithograph

        Est: £30 - £50

        After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) Photolithograph 1925 'Cutty Sark" 19 x 24" Published by The Blue Petetr 1926

        Claydon Auctioneers
      • After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) - 'Cutty Sark"
        Nov. 09, 2012

        After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) - 'Cutty Sark"

        Est: £30 - £50

        After Jack Spurling (1871-1933) Photolithograph 1925 'Cutty Sark" 19 x 24" Published by The Blue Petetr 1926

        Claydon Auctioneers
      • John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870-1933) The square-rigged Australian clipper Old Kensington lying on her mooring
        Mar. 22, 2011

        John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870-1933) The square-rigged Australian clipper Old Kensington lying on her mooring

        Est: £8,000 - £12,000

        The square-rigged Australian clipper Old Kensington lying on her mooring signed 'J.Spurling' and dated 1930 (lower left) pen, ink and bodycolour 36 x 50.8cm (14 3/16 x 20in).

        Bonhams
      • John 'Jack' Robert Charles Spurling (London 1870-1933)
        Nov. 24, 2010

        John 'Jack' Robert Charles Spurling (London 1870-1933)

        Est: £6,000 - £8,000

        John 'Jack' Robert Charles Spurling (London 1870-1933) Golden Fleece lying at anchor in the roadstead signed and dated 'J. Spurling/1929.' (lower left) watercolour and bodycolour, on paper 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870-1933) The square-rigged wool clipper Argonaut under full sail and running before the wind, with the P.& O. steamer Mooltan in her wake astern
        Mar. 24, 2009

        John (Jack) Robert Charles Spurling (British, 1870-1933) The square-rigged wool clipper Argonaut under full sail and running before the wind, with the P.& O. steamer Mooltan in her wake astern

        Est: £15,000 - £20,000

        The square-rigged wool clipper Argonaut under full sail and running before the wind, with the P.& O. steamer Mooltan in her wake astern signed 'J. Spurling' and dated 1925 (lower left) gouache 120 x 90cm (47 1/4 x 35 1/2in).

        Bonhams
      • JACK SPURLING (English, 1871-1933). CUTTY SARK, signed and dated 1924 and numbered 219 in pencil lower margin. Color lithograph.
        Dec. 13, 2008

        JACK SPURLING (English, 1871-1933). CUTTY SARK, signed and dated 1924 and numbered 219 in pencil lower margin. Color lithograph.

        Est: $200 - $300

        JACK SPURLING (English, 1871-1933). CUTTY SARK, signed and dated 1924 and numbered 219 in pencil lower margin. Color lithograph. - Framed, sight: 13 1/2 in. x 17 in.

        Sloans & Kenyon
      • Jack Spurling , British 1871-1933 The Clipper Ship Ross-Shire oil on canvas
        Nov. 29, 2007

        Jack Spurling , British 1871-1933 The Clipper Ship Ross-Shire oil on canvas

        Est: $8,000 - $12,000

        signed J. Spurling (lower right) oil on canvas

        Sotheby's
      • Jack Spurling (1871-1933)
        May. 25, 2006

        Jack Spurling (1871-1933)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        The New Zealand record-breaker Waimate signed and dated 'J. Spurling/1927' (lower right) pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour and bodycolour 14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)
        Nov. 16, 2005

        John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        The Tantallon Castle under tug escort on the Thames off Greenhithe signed and dated 'J.R.C. Spurling./1895' (lower left) pencil and watercolour heightened with white 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (49.5 x 64 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)
        Nov. 16, 2005

        John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        The paddle steamer Crested Eagle running down the Thames Estuary, her deck crowded with passengers signed and dated 'J. Spurling/1927' (lower right), and inscribed 'Paddle Steamer "Crested Eagle" by J. Spurling/Owned by G.S.N.Co.Ltd' (on a label attached to the reverse) watercolour and bodycolour 14 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (36.8 x 52 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)
        Nov. 16, 2005

        John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)

        Est: £800 - £1,200

        Three-masters lying at anchor in the estuary signed and dated 'J Spurling/23' (lower right) watercolour heightened with white 14 x 21 1/2 in. (35.6 x 54.7 cm.)

        Christie's
      • John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)
        Nov. 16, 2005

        John Robert Charles Spurling 'Jack' (1870-1933)

        Est: £200 - £400

        A Royal Naval warship in heavy seas signed 'J. Spurling' (lower right) pencil and watercolour heightened with white 9 x 14 3/8 in. (22.8 x 36.5 cm.)

        Christie's
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