• Maritime Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5949

    Maritime Art

    11 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    Australian School, 20th Century

    The British full-rigger Aberfoyle in Australian waters

    Price Realised  

    Australian School, 20th Century
    The British full-rigger Aberfoyle in Australian waters
    inscribed 'Adelaide Photo Coy/Sydney' (lower right)
    oil on board
    18 x 24 in. (45.8 x 61 cm.)


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    The full-rigged ship Aberfoyle was built for Gavin Cowper of Glasgow by McMillans at Dumbarton in 1885. Registered at 1,661 tons gross (1,597 net) and measuring 259 feet in length with a 38 foot beam, she was her owner's only vessel. Sold to new owners in 1892 and again in 1898, she was still trading in 1908 but disappears from record soon afterwards.

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