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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 61

    Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, c.1850)

    The British schooner Sea Nymph in Venetian waters

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    Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, c.1850)
    The British schooner Sea Nymph in Venetian waters
    inscribed and dated 'Schooner. Sea Nymph. George Wright Commander leaving the port of Venice 1850' (lower centre)
    pen and black ink, watercolour and bodycolour
    13 x 20½ in. (33 x 52.1 cm.)


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    The schooner Sea Nymph was built at Plymouth in 1849, owned by Taylor & Co. and commanded by Captain George Wright. Registered at 127 tons and measuring 79 feet in length with a 19 foot beam, she spent about ten years trading out of Plymouth to the Mediterranean ports before being sold to E. Jones & Co. of Liverpool in the early 1860s. Her new owners put her into the South American trade which she maintained until disappearing from record in the early 1870s.

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