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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    Luigi Roberto (Italian, 1845-1910)

    The Royal Yacht Squadron's schooner Sunrise under full sail; and Under reduced sail and riding out the storm

    Price Realised  

    Luigi Roberto (Italian, 1845-1910)
    The Royal Yacht Squadron's schooner Sunrise under full sail; and Under reduced sail and riding out the storm
    the first signed 'L Roberto' (lower left) and inscribed 'Sunrise R.Y.' (lower centre); the second signed and inscribed 'L. Roberto/Napoli' (lower left) and inscribed 'S.R.Y.S. Surise [sic] (lower centre)
    bodycolour
    17½ x 23½ in. (44.5 x 59.8 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The auxiliary screw schooner Sunrise was designed and built by J.S. White at Cowes in 1877. Registered at 210 tons gross (142 net & 345 Thames), she measured 134 feet in length with a 24 foot beam and had a compound engine by J. Penn & Sons of Greenwich. Originally owned by Lord Ashburton, of Bath House, Piccadilly, she went through several changes of ownership after 1886 until, in 1906, she was re-rigged as a barque.

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