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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 67

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ENGLISH SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
    The Riby Grove of Hull
    pen and ink and watercolour
    20 1/8 x 24½ in. (51.3 x 62.2 cm.)


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    The present watercolour depicts the two masted brigantine, the Riby Grove, unloading cargo with the city of Riga, Latvia and the famous church of St. Peter's in the skyline beyond. The Riby Grove was launched at Whitby in 1818 under a Captain John Dunkerly. The Riby Grove is depicted here as a trading vessel, but was also registered as a whaling vessel between the years 1834 to 1838.

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