Wed, 25th Apr 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Anzac)

 
  Lot 7
 

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G.H. ANDREWS (BRITISH, 1816-1898)<br/>History of...

G.H. ANDREWS (BRITISH, 1816-1898)
History of Steam Navigation
a series of sixteen vignettes of notable early steamships, including Comet, Sirius, Great Western and Great Britain, surrounding a central larger drawing of Brunel's colossal Great Eastern shown during construction on the Thames foreshore in 1857
Pencil on cream card, the central vignette with a grey wash
25 x 30in. (63.5 x 76.5cm.) Framed and glazed

George Henry Andrews trained as an engineer but then became an artist, specialising in watercolour, sepia and wash. During his career, he worked extensively for both the Illustrated London News and The Graphic, and it seems likely that the work offered here is the preparatory sketch for an engraving in one of these periodicals which, given the inclusion of the incomplete Great Eastern, presumably dates it to circa 1857.

Sold for £124
Estimated at £200 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Fine overall condition

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G.H. ANDREWS (BRITISH, 1816-1898)
History of Steam Navigation
a series of sixteen vignettes of notable early steamships, including Comet, Sirius, Great Western and Great Britain, surrounding a central larger drawing of Brunel's colossal Great Eastern shown during construction on the Thames foreshore in 1857
Pencil on cream card, the central vignette with a grey wash
25 x 30in. (63.5 x 76.5cm.) Framed and glazed

George Henry Andrews trained as an engineer but then became an artist, specialising in watercolour, sepia and wash. During his career, he worked extensively for both the Illustrated London News and The Graphic, and it seems likely that the work offered here is the preparatory sketch for an engraving in one of these periodicals which, given the inclusion of the incomplete Great Eastern, presumably dates it to circa 1857.