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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 134

    Egidius Linnig (Antwerp 1821-1860)

    The three-master 'Constant' off the coast of New Guinea

    Price Realised  

    Egidius Linnig (Antwerp 1821-1860)
    The three-master 'Constant' off the coast of New Guinea
    signed and dated 'Egide. Linnig/1860' (lower centre)
    oil on canvas
    55 x 88.5 cm.


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    On Friday the 15th of June 1858 the trading vessel the 'Constant' ran on a coral reef off the coast of a small island near New Guinea. After abandoning ship, the lifeboats sprang a leek and the crew was forced to go on land.

    Extensive documentation on this historical event is sold together with this lot and can be viewed upon request.

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    Literature

    L. Denys, Linnig: Een Antwerpse kunstenaarsdynastie in de 19e eeuw, Deurne 1991, p. 226.