Wed, 25th Apr 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Anzac)

 
  Lot 9
 

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ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS MITCHELL (1735-1790)<br/>'The...

ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS MITCHELL (1735-1790)
'The Tartar, Roebuck and Phoenix forcing the passage of the Hudson River, July 1776'
Signed and inscribed and dated on reverse 1981
Oil on canvas
28 x 46in. (71 x 117cm.)

From a cartouche accompanying this lot: In July 1776 Lord Howe arrived at Sandy hook to join his brother, General Sir William Howe, in the concentration which led to the capture of the New York. As a preliminary move the Admiral sent a squadron under Captain Hyde Parker, (afterwards Nelson's Commander-in-Chief at Copenhagen), to reconnoiter the north River. Hyde Parker in the Phœnix, with the Tartar and Roebuck, sailed 25 miles upstream despite the interference of the fire ships and heavy sustained cannonades from both shores; and returned after a month with their purpose accomplished.

Sold for £5,952
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Heavy retouching throughout. Filling-in cracks. The top half of the sky contains original finish but there is heavy retouching to the lower half.

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.

 
ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS MITCHELL (1735-1790)
'The Tartar, Roebuck and Phoenix forcing the passage of the Hudson River, July 1776'
Signed and inscribed and dated on reverse 1981
Oil on canvas
28 x 46in. (71 x 117cm.)

From a cartouche accompanying this lot: In July 1776 Lord Howe arrived at Sandy hook to join his brother, General Sir William Howe, in the concentration which led to the capture of the New York. As a preliminary move the Admiral sent a squadron under Captain Hyde Parker, (afterwards Nelson's Commander-in-Chief at Copenhagen), to reconnoiter the north River. Hyde Parker in the Phœnix, with the Tartar and Roebuck, sailed 25 miles upstream despite the interference of the fire ships and heavy sustained cannonades from both shores; and returned after a month with their purpose accomplished.