Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 4
 

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F.H. LEIKE, (19th CENTURY)<br/><br/>The famous tea...

F.H. LEIKE, (19th CENTURY)

The famous tea clipper Ariel passing Eddystone Lighthouse
Indistinctly signed 'F.H. Leike' (lower right)
Oil on canvas

17 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (44.5 x 60cm.) Framed

Built in 1865 by Robert Steele & Co. for Shaw, Lowther & Maxton, Ariel was a composite clipper - iron framed with wooden planking. Named for the sprite in Shakespeare's The Tempest she was considered by the authority Basil Lubbock to be a perfect beauty to every nautical man who ever saw her... she satisfied the eye and put all in love with her without exception. She was also one of the fastest vessels afloat, but was lost in 1872 with all hands en route from London to Sydney.

Sold for £434
Estimated at £300 - £500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Extensive craquelure throughout canvas. 2 small areas of paint loss on left hand sail and in the sea (mid quadrant). Small areas of in-painting throughout sails, visible on the reverse of canvas. Overall discolouration of canvas. Faint stretcher marks visible.

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.

 
F.H. LEIKE, (19th CENTURY)

The famous tea clipper Ariel passing Eddystone Lighthouse
Indistinctly signed 'F.H. Leike' (lower right)
Oil on canvas

17 1/2 x 23 1/2in. (44.5 x 60cm.) Framed

Built in 1865 by Robert Steele & Co. for Shaw, Lowther & Maxton, Ariel was a composite clipper - iron framed with wooden planking. Named for the sprite in Shakespeare's The Tempest she was considered by the authority Basil Lubbock to be a perfect beauty to every nautical man who ever saw her... she satisfied the eye and put all in love with her without exception. She was also one of the fastest vessels afloat, but was lost in 1872 with all hands en route from London to Sydney.