• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2200

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art & Prints

    30 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    Chinese Export School, 19th Century

    The Clipper Ship Invincible

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Chinese Export School, 19th Century
    The Clipper Ship Invincible
    oil on canvas
    25 x 35 in.


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    The Invincible was designed by William H. Webb (1816-1899) and built in his prolific New York shipyard in 1851. The 221 ft. clipper was owned by J. W. Phillips, and others, of New York and commanded by Captain H. W. Johnson for several years. Built for speed she was an ideal vessel for trade conducted with China at that time. She was lost by fire in New York Harbor in 1867. (Arthur Hamilton Clark The Clipper Ship Era: An Epitome of Famous American and British Clipper Ships, Their Owners, Builders, Commanders, and Crews, 1843-1869, New York and London 1910).

    Provenance

    Hyland Granby Antiques, Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, 1998


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