Wed, 25th Apr 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Anzac)

 
  Lot 13
 

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NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY<br/>The P&O...

NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY
The P&O Passenger/Cargo Steam Ship 'Pekin' underway
Gouache
15 x 23¾in. (38 x 60.5cm.)

Built by Palmers of Jarrow and launched in 1887 as the Locksley Hall for the Sun Shipping Co., she was a classic passenger/cargo liner of her day. Registered at 3,957 gross tons and measuring 380 feet with a 45 foot beam, her triple-expansion engines produced 3,000psi giving a very creditable 15.5 knots service speed. Purchased and used by P&O between 1899-1906, she was renamed Pekin thus providing a fairly tight time-frame for this picture. Subsequently sold in 1906 (Shah Nawaz) and 1909 (Namji), she was broken up in Bombay in 1911.

Sold for £521
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
NEAPOLITAN SCHOOL, 20TH CENTURY
The P&O Passenger/Cargo Steam Ship 'Pekin' underway
Gouache
15 x 23¾in. (38 x 60.5cm.)

Built by Palmers of Jarrow and launched in 1887 as the Locksley Hall for the Sun Shipping Co., she was a classic passenger/cargo liner of her day. Registered at 3,957 gross tons and measuring 380 feet with a 45 foot beam, her triple-expansion engines produced 3,000psi giving a very creditable 15.5 knots service speed. Purchased and used by P&O between 1899-1906, she was renamed Pekin thus providing a fairly tight time-frame for this picture. Subsequently sold in 1906 (Shah Nawaz) and 1909 (Namji), she was broken up in Bombay in 1911.