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    Sale 5130

    Maritime

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 44

    Nicholas Matthew Condy (1818-1851)

    H.M.S. Warspite, as a frigate, running before the wind under reduced sail

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    Nicholas Matthew Condy (1818-1851)
    H.M.S. Warspite, as a frigate, running before the wind under reduced sail
    signed 'N M Condy' (lower right)
    oil on board
    6¾ x 8¾ in. (17 x 22.3 cm.)


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    H.M.S. Warspite was a third rate of 76 guns built at Chatham and launched in 1807. After an active career, including service in the Anglo-American 'War of 1812' when she took three U.S. privateers, she was cut down to a 50-gun frigate in 1840 and remained at sea until 1862 when she was loaned to the Marine Society as a boys' training ship. Accidentally burned by fire at Woolwich in 1876, her wreck was subsequently broken up on the Thames.

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