Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 16
 

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EDUOARD ADAM OF LE HAVRE (1847-1910)<br/><br/>The...

EDUOARD ADAM OF LE HAVRE (1847-1910)

The French screw steamship Ville de Rouen
Signed and dated 'Ed Adam 1903 Havre' (lower right)
Oil on canvas

23 x 36in. (58.5 x 91.5cm.) Framed

Built in 1903 by Chantiers de la Mediterranee for the Soc. Anon. de Vapeur Longs Courriers, Ville de Rouen registered 4,721 tons and measured 354.4 feet long with a 47.6 foot beam, drew a 27.3 foot draft and was powered by triple expansion engines. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by an unidentified submarine on the 18th July, 1916.

Sold for £1,612
Estimated at £400 - £600

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Large visible horizontal tear running from left hand side of canvas to mid quadrant, measuring approx. 14in ? Extensive craquelure throughout the canvas. Paint loss around the bridge of the steamship. ? cartwel ? One small area of paint loss to upper left hand corner of the canvas. Small areas of scuffing running along edges of stretcher. Ten small patches on the reverse of the canvas reinforcing small tears.

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.

 
EDUOARD ADAM OF LE HAVRE (1847-1910)

The French screw steamship Ville de Rouen
Signed and dated 'Ed Adam 1903 Havre' (lower right)
Oil on canvas

23 x 36in. (58.5 x 91.5cm.) Framed

Built in 1903 by Chantiers de la Mediterranee for the Soc. Anon. de Vapeur Longs Courriers, Ville de Rouen registered 4,721 tons and measured 354.4 feet long with a 47.6 foot beam, drew a 27.3 foot draft and was powered by triple expansion engines. She was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean by an unidentified submarine on the 18th July, 1916.