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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 719

    Antonio de Simone (Italian, fl.1877-1910)

    The steam yacht Lady Cassandra in Neapolitan waters

    Price Realised  

    Antonio de Simone (Italian, fl.1877-1910)
    The steam yacht Lady Cassandra in Neapolitan waters
    signed and dated 'De Simone 96' (lower right), and inscribed 'S.Y.Lady Cassandra' (lower left)
    bodycolour
    11¾ x 17 7/8 in. (29.8 x 45.4 cm.)


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    The steel screw schooner Lady Cassandra was originally launched as the Oriental, having been designed and built for Mr. Peter Mackinnon of Campbeltown, New Brunswick, Canada, by A. & J. Inglis at Glasgow in 1882. Registered at 168 tons gross (81 net & 232 Thames), she measured 129 feet in length with a 20 foot beam and was engined by her builders. By 1890 she had been purchased by J. George Clark, another Canadian, who renamed her Lady Cassandra but she was sold again in 1897, this time to Mr. Charles Markham of Chesterfield. He rechristened her Bohemia (II), the name she retained into the twentieth century.

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