Tue, 6th Nov 2018 11:00

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

 
  Lot 56
 

56

TOMMASO DE SIMONE (CIRCA 1805-1888)

TOMMASO DE SIMONE (CIRCA 1805-1888)

H.M.S. 'Trafalgar' becalmed in the Bay of Naples

Oil on canvas

Signed and dated 'De Simone 1863' (lower right)

10 x 15in. (25 x 38cm.)

Originally a First Rate of 120 guns ordered in 1825 as one of five 'Saint George' class three deckers, Trafalgar was cut down to a two-decker in 1859 and fitted with Maudslay engines. When launched in 1841 her fine bust-length figurehead of Nelson was sporting a hat as, in 1843, the carvers Hellyer & Son were allowed £5.15.0 to modify the figure as the hat was fouling the bowsprit -- although interestingly the contemporary model and engravings depicted a hatless Nelson. A new figurehead, complete with hat as seen in this picture, was issued in 1859 and survives to the present day at Portsmouth Dockyard. Trafalgar only served in the Mediterranean in 1863 before becoming a Coastguard vessel at Portland, a cadet training ship (when she was re-named Boscawen) and was broken up in 1906 after sixty-five years afloat.

Sold for £744
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report

Small puncture upper right in sky, and between main and mizzen masts.

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.

 

TOMMASO DE SIMONE (CIRCA 1805-1888)

H.M.S. 'Trafalgar' becalmed in the Bay of Naples

Oil on canvas

Signed and dated 'De Simone 1863' (lower right)

10 x 15in. (25 x 38cm.)

Originally a First Rate of 120 guns ordered in 1825 as one of five 'Saint George' class three deckers, Trafalgar was cut down to a two-decker in 1859 and fitted with Maudslay engines. When launched in 1841 her fine bust-length figurehead of Nelson was sporting a hat as, in 1843, the carvers Hellyer & Son were allowed £5.15.0 to modify the figure as the hat was fouling the bowsprit -- although interestingly the contemporary model and engravings depicted a hatless Nelson. A new figurehead, complete with hat as seen in this picture, was issued in 1859 and survives to the present day at Portsmouth Dockyard. Trafalgar only served in the Mediterranean in 1863 before becoming a Coastguard vessel at Portland, a cadet training ship (when she was re-named Boscawen) and was broken up in 1906 after sixty-five years afloat.

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Speedy'), Tue, 6th Nov 2018

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Main View and Sale Venue:
25 Blythe Road
London, W14 0PD

Large Object View and Post-Sale Collection:
6 Imperial Studios
3-11 Imperial Road
London, SW6 2AG

 

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