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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 795

    John Scott (1802-1885)

    The Aphrogencia running past the Eddystone lighthouse on her maiden voyage

    Price Realised  

    John Scott (1802-1885)
    The Aphrogencia running past the Eddystone lighthouse on her maiden voyage
    signed and dated 'J.Scott/1855' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    32½ x 48 in. (82.6 x 122 cm.)


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    The three-masted full-rigged merchantman Aphrogencia was built in Sunderland in 1855 for James Lesslie of North Shields. Registered at 561 tons, her trading routes are unknown but this portrait was almost certainly commissioned to mark her maiden voyage.

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