Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
Lot 3
 

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HAROLD PERCIVAL (1868-1914)<br/><br/>The full masted...

HAROLD PERCIVAL (1868-1914)

The full masted barque Port Jackson under reduced sail in a swell
Signed and dated 'H. Percival 1885' (lower left), with artist's inscription to reverse and later Australian trade label
Watercolour

18 1/2 x 26 3/4in. (47 x 68cm.) Framed and glazed

Built in 1882 by Alexander Hall & Co., the Port Jackson was well known for many years as a training vessel for cadets of the mercantile marine. During the First World War she reverted to carrying cargo and on April 28th, 1917 was carrying maize from Buenos Aires to Cork when she was torpedoed and sunk 180 miles off Fastnet with the loss of the captain and thirteen crew.

Sold for £496
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Overall paper discolouration, staining and fading. Small area of creasing in the top left hand corner.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 
HAROLD PERCIVAL (1868-1914)

The full masted barque Port Jackson under reduced sail in a swell
Signed and dated 'H. Percival 1885' (lower left), with artist's inscription to reverse and later Australian trade label
Watercolour

18 1/2 x 26 3/4in. (47 x 68cm.) Framed and glazed

Built in 1882 by Alexander Hall & Co., the Port Jackson was well known for many years as a training vessel for cadets of the mercantile marine. During the First World War she reverted to carrying cargo and on April 28th, 1917 was carrying maize from Buenos Aires to Cork when she was torpedoed and sunk 180 miles off Fastnet with the loss of the captain and thirteen crew.