Tue, 10th May 2016 12:00

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

  Lot 39


william mackenzie thomson (british, fl....

Sold for £273
Estimated at £250 - £350

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

Condition report
gallery condition

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.

william mackenzie thomson (british, fl. 1870-1892)
H.M.S. 'Calypso'; H.M.S. 'Nelson'
Watercolour and gouache
11 x 17¼in. (28 x 44cm.)

Calypso was a steel corvette of 1883 and one of the first ships fitted with a protective deck, she survived until 1922; Nelson was an armoured cruiser of 1881 which served on the Australia station until 1889, then undergoing a long refit which added fighting tops to her fore and mizzen masts, so this picture must date from her Australian service. She was sold in 1910.