Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 107
 

107

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY<br/>The Orient Line...

ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
The Orient Line passenger ship 'S.S. AUSTRAL' under way with four mast sails set
Inscribed 'S.S. Austral' (lower left)
Watercolour heightened with white
23 x 19½in. (58.5 x 49.5cm.)

A passenger ship of 5,524 tons, built at Govan by John Elder & Co., the Austral was launched on 21st December 1881 for the Orient Steam Navigation Company, better known as Orient Line, and was broken up at Genoa on 27th May 1904.

Sold for £558
Estimated at £200 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Areas of scuffing and rubbing, several (about 7) old wood worm holes (two are visible in the catalogue image in the sea), painting almost certainly cut down. Artist now thought to be H. Neville Cummings (19th/20th Century)

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ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
The Orient Line passenger ship 'S.S. AUSTRAL' under way with four mast sails set
Inscribed 'S.S. Austral' (lower left)
Watercolour heightened with white
23 x 19½in. (58.5 x 49.5cm.)

A passenger ship of 5,524 tons, built at Govan by John Elder & Co., the Austral was launched on 21st December 1881 for the Orient Steam Navigation Company, better known as Orient Line, and was broken up at Genoa on 27th May 1904.