Wed, 20th Apr 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Princess)

 
  Lot 15
 

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LAURENCE DUNN (BRITISH,1910-2006)<br/>A...

LAURENCE DUNN (BRITISH,1910-2006)
A three-quarter profile view of the S.S. 'Steiermark' under tow
Signed ' Laurence Dunn' (lower left), inscribed 'STEIERMARK' (lower right), and inscribed in pencil on verso with potted history.
Watercolour heightened with white on card
9¾ x 14½in. (25 x 37cm.); together with an autograph copy of Dunn's The Book of Ships, London, 1968 (signed on fly)
(2)

Built by Krupp Germania and intended for the Hamburg America line, the 8,736 ton cargo ship Steiermark was not completed until November 1939 and was absorbed into the German navy as an armed commerce raider. Renamed Kormoran in 1940, she was badly mauled by the gunfire of H.M.A.S. Sydney on the 19th November 1941 and was scuttled eleven days later. Her wreck was located in March 2008.

Sold for £62
Estimated at £100 - £150

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
LAURENCE DUNN (BRITISH,1910-2006)
A three-quarter profile view of the S.S. 'Steiermark' under tow
Signed ' Laurence Dunn' (lower left), inscribed 'STEIERMARK' (lower right), and inscribed in pencil on verso with potted history.
Watercolour heightened with white on card
9¾ x 14½in. (25 x 37cm.); together with an autograph copy of Dunn's The Book of Ships, London, 1968 (signed on fly)
(2)

Built by Krupp Germania and intended for the Hamburg America line, the 8,736 ton cargo ship Steiermark was not completed until November 1939 and was absorbed into the German navy as an armed commerce raider. Renamed Kormoran in 1940, she was badly mauled by the gunfire of H.M.A.S. Sydney on the 19th November 1941 and was scuttled eleven days later. Her wreck was located in March 2008.