Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 38
 

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ANTONIO DE SIMONE (ITALIAN, 1851-1907)<br/>H.M.S....

ANTONIO DE SIMONE (ITALIAN, 1851-1907)
H.M.S. 'Surprise' off Naples, 1895
Signed and dated 'De Simone/- 95 -' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. Surprise' (lower left)
Bodycolour
10 x 17in. (26 x 43cm.)

A dispatch vessel built by Palmer's of Jarrow in 1885, Surprise (and her yard sister Alacrity) displaced 1650 tons, were 250 x 32ft, manned by 93 officers and crew and could develop nearly 18kts. Originally unarmed, they were given a gun so they could be used as fleet scouts in Wartime and were also given elaborate accommodation for diplomats and visiting high ranking officers. She was broken up in 1919.

Sold for £620
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
ANTONIO DE SIMONE (ITALIAN, 1851-1907)
H.M.S. 'Surprise' off Naples, 1895
Signed and dated 'De Simone/- 95 -' (lower right) and inscribed 'H.M.S. Surprise' (lower left)
Bodycolour
10 x 17in. (26 x 43cm.)

A dispatch vessel built by Palmer's of Jarrow in 1885, Surprise (and her yard sister Alacrity) displaced 1650 tons, were 250 x 32ft, manned by 93 officers and crew and could develop nearly 18kts. Originally unarmed, they were given a gun so they could be used as fleet scouts in Wartime and were also given elaborate accommodation for diplomats and visiting high ranking officers. She was broken up in 1919.