Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 35
 

35

Giacomo D'ESPOSITO, (ITALIAN,...

Giacomo D'ESPOSITO, (ITALIAN, 19TH-20TH-CENTURY)
The training ship H.M.S. 'Cruiser' under sail
Oil on board
Signed 'D'Esposito 1890' (lower left)
14 x 20½in. (35.5 x 52cm.)

A Second Class steam screw sloop, Cruiser was launched 1852 and completed the next year; A veteran of the Crimean War, her engines were removed in 1872 (hence the lack of any funnel in this picture) and she became a sail training ship. Often seen in the Mediterranean, she was renamed Lark in 1893 and broken up at Malta in 1912.

Sold for £744
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Surface dirt overall, with scuffs and abrasions in the sky.
Framed dims: 16.5 x 23in.

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.

 
Giacomo D'ESPOSITO, (ITALIAN, 19TH-20TH-CENTURY)
The training ship H.M.S. 'Cruiser' under sail
Oil on board
Signed 'D'Esposito 1890' (lower left)
14 x 20½in. (35.5 x 52cm.)

A Second Class steam screw sloop, Cruiser was launched 1852 and completed the next year; A veteran of the Crimean War, her engines were removed in 1872 (hence the lack of any funnel in this picture) and she became a sail training ship. Often seen in the Mediterranean, she was renamed Lark in 1893 and broken up at Malta in 1912.