Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 37
 

37

CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934)<br/>Admiral...

Sold for £19,840
Estimated at £4,000 - £6,000

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


Condition report
Good overall condition, a couple of small areas of filling in, in the cloud.

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CHARLES DIXON (BRITISH, 1872-1934)
Admiral Beatty's Flagship H.M.S. 'Lion' leading the Battlecruiser Squadron into action at the Battle of Jutland 31st May, 1916
Signed and dated 'Charles Dixon 1916' (lower left)
27½ x 37½in. (70 x 95cm.)

The Battle of Jutland (31st May -- 1st June 1916) was the last occasion on which two great battle fleets engaged each other in full strength - numbering some 250 ships in total. Rather than being a single decisive battle however, it was, in fact, a series of smaller engagements spread over many hours during which the two fleets separated into their constituent parts. Although the opening salvoes were fired at about 3 o'clock in the afternoon of 31st May, the main action began at about 6 o'clock that evening and continued until the following day.