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J. Wilkins

Lot 288: J. Wilkins, 18th Century

Christie's

November 4, 2010
London, United Kingdom

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J. Wilkins, 18th Century
Ships of the fleet bidding farewell to a Royal visitor in Weymouth Bay (illustrated); and Royal Navy frigates and a cutter in a stiff breeze off the South Foreland
pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour, on paper
16 x 24 in. (40.7 x 61 cm.); and smaller (2)

Notes

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 17.5% on the buyer's premium.
It has been suggested that the warships saluting a royal visitor could be a depiction of one of the visits by George III to ships of the fleet lying in Weymouth Bay during one of the King's frequent summer holidays there in the early 1790s.

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