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    Sale 5130

    Maritime

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 38

    William Frederick Mitchell (1845-1914)

    H.M.S. Grampus in the Pacific off Bora Bora, Tahiti

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    William Frederick Mitchell (1845-1914)
    H.M.S. Grampus in the Pacific off Bora Bora, Tahiti
    signed and dated 'W F Mitchell/1876' (lower right), numbered '793' (lower left), inscribed as title and further inscribed 'Wm (afterwards) 15th Lord Elphinstone was a Midshipman in her/1845 - 1847' (on a label attached to the backing)
    brown ink and watercolour with touches of white heightening and with scratching out
    9¾ x 13½ in. (24.8 x 34.4 cm.)


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    H.M.S. Grampus was a 50-gun frigate built at Portsmouth and launched in March 1802. Completed the next year, she spent most of her sea-going career in the East Indies until laid up in 1815. Converted into a troopship in 1817 and then into a hospital ship in 1820, she was returned to the Royal Navy in 1831 and sold out of the service in 1832.

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