Tue, 8th Nov 2016 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Torch')

 
  Lot 45
 

45

WILLIAM MACKENZIE THOMSON (BRITISH, FL....

WILLIAM MACKENZIE THOMSON (BRITISH, FL. 1870-1892)
The First Class cruiser H.M.S. 'Hawke',
Signed 'Mackenzie Thomson' (lower left)
Watercolour heightened with body colour, scratching out
11½ x 17¾in. (29 x 44.5cm.)

An 'Edgar' Class cruiser of 1889, Hawke was sunk by U-9 on 15th October, 1914, the same submarine that had infamously sunk Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy three weeks earlier. She was also the ship that was badly damaged by R.M.S. Olympic in 1911 but which also tore a hole flooding two of Olympics compartments in the process. Hawke was cleared of all blame.

Sold for £682
Estimated at £150 - £250

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Time stained otherwise good, could benefit from a light clean.

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WILLIAM MACKENZIE THOMSON (BRITISH, FL. 1870-1892)
The First Class cruiser H.M.S. 'Hawke',
Signed 'Mackenzie Thomson' (lower left)
Watercolour heightened with body colour, scratching out
11½ x 17¾in. (29 x 44.5cm.)

An 'Edgar' Class cruiser of 1889, Hawke was sunk by U-9 on 15th October, 1914, the same submarine that had infamously sunk Hogue, Aboukir and Cressy three weeks earlier. She was also the ship that was badly damaged by R.M.S. Olympic in 1911 but which also tore a hole flooding two of Olympics compartments in the process. Hawke was cleared of all blame.