Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 11
 

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H. PERCIVAL (BRITISH, FL.1875-1910)<br/>The barque...

H. PERCIVAL (BRITISH, FL.1875-1910)
The barque 'Snowdrop' in full sail and flying the colours of J. Tedford & Co.
Watercolour
Signed and dated 'H Percival 1890' (lower left)
18 x 25½in. (45.7 x 64.7cm.)

According to Roger Finch in his book The Pierhead Painters (Barrie & Jenkins 1983), Percival was 'one of the most skilful and prolific of the later Liverpool ship portraitists working in watercolour..'

Please see lot 254 for the builder's half model and a short history of this vessel.

Sold for £310
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Further to the catalogue description, the painting appears to be in fine overall condition - perhaps a little overall fading? but no sign of restoration or repair. Signature is clear. Frame later with hardboard back sealing picture within.

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.

 
H. PERCIVAL (BRITISH, FL.1875-1910)
The barque 'Snowdrop' in full sail and flying the colours of J. Tedford & Co.
Watercolour
Signed and dated 'H Percival 1890' (lower left)
18 x 25½in. (45.7 x 64.7cm.)

According to Roger Finch in his book The Pierhead Painters (Barrie & Jenkins 1983), Percival was 'one of the most skilful and prolific of the later Liverpool ship portraitists working in watercolour..'

Please see lot 254 for the builder's half model and a short history of this vessel.