Wed, 26th Oct 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Implacable)

 
  Lot 8
 

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CHINESE SCHOOL, LATE 19TH-CENTURY<br/>The...

CHINESE SCHOOL, LATE 19TH-CENTURY
The Four-Masted Barque 'Dundonald'
Oil on linen
22 x 31in. (56 x 79cm.)

A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, her principal dimensions were 284'2" long with a 42'0" beam, draught of 24'4 and was registered at 2,205 tons. Captained by J. Pearcey, in June 1896 she sank the S.S. Santarense in a collision, fortunately with no loss of life. Sold to Kerr, Newton & Co. of Glasgow in 1900, and with a new Captain (A.B. Milne) she continued to work until March 6th 1907, when she stranded on the appropriately named Disappointment Island (Auckland Islands). A boat was made from the wreckage and four men set set off on the six mile trip to Auckland Island and returned with a larger boat to save all hands. All were finally picked up by a passing steamer and taken to New Zealand.

Sold for £1,612
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
CHINESE SCHOOL, LATE 19TH-CENTURY
The Four-Masted Barque 'Dundonald'
Oil on linen
22 x 31in. (56 x 79cm.)

A four-masted steel barque built in 1891 by Workman, Clark & Co., Belfast, her principal dimensions were 284'2" long with a 42'0" beam, draught of 24'4 and was registered at 2,205 tons. Captained by J. Pearcey, in June 1896 she sank the S.S. Santarense in a collision, fortunately with no loss of life. Sold to Kerr, Newton & Co. of Glasgow in 1900, and with a new Captain (A.B. Milne) she continued to work until March 6th 1907, when she stranded on the appropriately named Disappointment Island (Auckland Islands). A boat was made from the wreckage and four men set set off on the six mile trip to Auckland Island and returned with a larger boat to save all hands. All were finally picked up by a passing steamer and taken to New Zealand.