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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 724

    Luigi Roberto (Italian, 1845-1910)

    The three-masted topsail schooner Ellen James calling for a pilot off Genoa; and The Ellen James in stormy waters

    Price Realised  

    Luigi Roberto (Italian, 1845-1910)
    The three-masted topsail schooner Ellen James calling for a pilot off Genoa; and The Ellen James in stormy waters
    the first signed 'L Roberto' (lower left), and inscribed 'Ellen James - Portmadoc - Carnarvon -/entering in Genoa 1904' (lower centre); and the second signed 'L Roberto' (lower left) and inscribed 'Ellen James - Portmadoc - Carnarvon' (lower centre)
    bodycolour
    16¼ x 24¼ in. (41/2 x 61.6 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The wooden three-masted topsail schooner Ellen James was built by D. Williams at Portmadoc, North Wales, in 1904. Owned by J. Jones & Co. and skippered by Captain J. Jones himself, she was registered in Caernarvon at 165 tons gross (137 net) and measured 101 feet in length with a 23 foot beam. She spent her career in the salt fish trade having replaced her predecessor of the same name which had been wrecked in December 1902.

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