Lot 12 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019)
Scattered retouching throughout; Signature possibly strengthened.
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**Please note we have been advised this may not be a view of Liverpool
WILLIAM EDWARD WEBB (ENGLISH, 1862-1903)
Liverpool: An Inman liner (probably the S.S. 'City of Chicago') with Dock Board building to the left
Oil on canvas
Signed 'W. Webb' (lower left)
15½ x 23½in. (39.5 x 59.5cm.)
Provenance: With the Hampshire Gallery, 1990.
Inman Line ships, distinguished by a single white stripe on a black funnel, had distinctive rigs and funnel arrangements. The later ships often had three close funnels supplemented by two or three masts of various rig. The vessel depicted here is notable for having a pair of funnels and four masts of which the City of Chicago (launched1883 - wrecked 1892) seems to be the only candidate.
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019
Pictures and Naval - 1-61
Sailor Art - 65-97
Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125
Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167
Ship Models - 250-287
Saturday, 27th April
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Sunday, 28th April
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Monday, 29th April
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Tuesday, 30th April
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