Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 7
 

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ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)<br/><br/>H.M.S. Rapid...

ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)

H.M.S. Rapid backing her mainsails, with cutter abeam
Signed and dated 'Castle, 1896' (lower right)
Watercolour and body colour heightened with white

10 1/2 x 15 1/2in. (27 x 39.5cm.) Mounted on card with ship's name and naval crown painted lower centre. Framed and glazed

Laid down at the Devonport Dockyard in 1881, fitted with Maudeslay engines and launched in 1883, the 12 gun corvette H.M.S. Rapid served with the Australian Squadron in 1888. By 1906 she was hulked, renamed C.7 in 1912 for use as a coal hulk, she was revived in 1916 for use as an accommodation ship and renamed Hart. She was sold for scrapping at Gibraltar in 1948.

Sold for £149
Estimated at £100 - £150

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Extensive foxing and paper discolouration throughout image. Would benefit from a clean.
LABEL - PROV - TRADE LABEL ON REVERSE
'H.M.S. RAPID'
12-gun, screw composite corvette 1,420 tons, 1,400 horse power. Was serving with the Australian Squadron 1888.
Barton's Antiques & Arts
354 South Dowling Street, Paddington, 2021. Member of the Antique and Dealers Association of N.S.W.

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.

 
ENGLISH SCHOOL (19TH CENTURY)

H.M.S. Rapid backing her mainsails, with cutter abeam
Signed and dated 'Castle, 1896' (lower right)
Watercolour and body colour heightened with white

10 1/2 x 15 1/2in. (27 x 39.5cm.) Mounted on card with ship's name and naval crown painted lower centre. Framed and glazed

Laid down at the Devonport Dockyard in 1881, fitted with Maudeslay engines and launched in 1883, the 12 gun corvette H.M.S. Rapid served with the Australian Squadron in 1888. By 1906 she was hulked, renamed C.7 in 1912 for use as a coal hulk, she was revived in 1916 for use as an accommodation ship and renamed Hart. She was sold for scrapping at Gibraltar in 1948.