Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Torch')

 
Lot 42
 

42

VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946)...

VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946)
Battleship H.M.S. 'Renown'; Torpedo Boat Destroyer 'Cygnet' and two others, a set of three
All signed and inscribed 'D'Espostio 1901' (lower corners)
Watercolour and gouache
7¼ x 10¾in. (18.5 x 27.5cm.); 6 x 9in. (15.5 x 23cm.)
(4)

Renown was a 2nd Class battleship commissioned June 1897 was nicknamed the 'battleship yacht' as she served as a Royal Yacht for a tour of India in 1902-3, and latterly as 'subsidiary yacht' for state guests. She also was used by the Prince of Wales at the Diamond Jubilee Spithead Review; Cygnet was a 30-knot destroyer built in 1899 by Thornycroft in Chiswick, broken up in 1920.

Sold for £1,488
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Rubbed in the sky

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.

 
VINCENZO D'ESPOSITO (MALTESE, 1866-1946)
Battleship H.M.S. 'Renown'; Torpedo Boat Destroyer 'Cygnet' and two others, a set of three
All signed and inscribed 'D'Espostio 1901' (lower corners)
Watercolour and gouache
7¼ x 10¾in. (18.5 x 27.5cm.); 6 x 9in. (15.5 x 23cm.)
(4)

Renown was a 2nd Class battleship commissioned June 1897 was nicknamed the 'battleship yacht' as she served as a Royal Yacht for a tour of India in 1902-3, and latterly as 'subsidiary yacht' for state guests. She also was used by the Prince of Wales at the Diamond Jubilee Spithead Review; Cygnet was a 30-knot destroyer built in 1899 by Thornycroft in Chiswick, broken up in 1920.