Wed, 22nd Oct 2008 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Association)

 
  Lot 8
 

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E.H. KITTOE (19TH CENTURY)<br/><br/>The...

E.H. KITTOE (19TH CENTURY)

The schooner-rigged steamship Acacia off a coastline
Signed and dated 'E.H. Kittoe 1882' (lower right)
Watercolour and body colour

13 x 18 1/2in. (33 x 47cm.) Framed and glazed. Frame stamped to top for Taddy & Co.

Built by R.R. Rex in 1871 for Ross & Co., the 225 ton Australian barque Acacia was a general cargo vessel which enjoyed a long and uneventful career. On June 20th 1904 she sailed from Port Esperance for Adelaide and ran into a succession of violent gales. Nothing more was seen of her until nine months later when wreckage and bodies were discovered near Mainwaring, Tasmania.

Sold for £211
Estimated at £150 - £250

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Burn mark running horizontally from left to right of image. Minor foxing and scuffing in mid quadrant. Otherwise in reasonable condition.

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.

 
E.H. KITTOE (19TH CENTURY)

The schooner-rigged steamship Acacia off a coastline
Signed and dated 'E.H. Kittoe 1882' (lower right)
Watercolour and body colour

13 x 18 1/2in. (33 x 47cm.) Framed and glazed. Frame stamped to top for Taddy & Co.

Built by R.R. Rex in 1871 for Ross & Co., the 225 ton Australian barque Acacia was a general cargo vessel which enjoyed a long and uneventful career. On June 20th 1904 she sailed from Port Esperance for Adelaide and ran into a succession of violent gales. Nothing more was seen of her until nine months later when wreckage and bodies were discovered near Mainwaring, Tasmania.