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    Sale 2067

    Maritime Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 74

    Antonio de Simone (Italian, 1851-1907)

    The steam yacht Thistle in the bay of Naples

    Price Realised  

    Antonio de Simone (Italian, 1851-1907)
    The steam yacht Thistle in the bay of Naples
    signed, inscribed and dated 'De Simone 97 S.Y. Thistle' (lower left)
    gouache
    15½ x 23¼ in. (39.4 x 59.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1897.


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    Thistle was a 3-masted Iron schooner built by Blackwood & Gordon of Port Glasgow in 1881. She was 186' feet long, had a 25 foot beam and a draught of 14 feet. Her engines produced 112 h.p. Her signal letters were W.D.P.V. She was originally owned by the Duke of Hamilton and was registered in London. In 1896 she was sold to Admiral Sir C.G. Fane, then in 1910 Charles Stewart became the owner. In 1919 the vessel was omitted from the Register of Yachts as she was 'no longer a yacht'.

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