• Maritime Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5949

    Maritime Art

    11 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    Reginald Arthur Borstel (Australian, 1875-1922)

    The three-masted steel barque Penrhyn Castle under full canvas

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    Reginald Arthur Borstel (Australian, 1875-1922)
    The three-masted steel barque Penrhyn Castle under full canvas
    signed and dated 'R.A. Borstel/1911' (lower left) and inscribed 'Laidlaw & Harris/64 Union St. Pyrmont/Sydney NSW' (lower right)
    oil on board
    12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 45.8 cm.)


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    The three-masted steel barque Penrhyn Castle was built by C. Hill at Bristol for Robert Thomas & Co. of Criccieth, North Wales, in 1890. Registered in London at 1,367 tons gross (1,349 net) and measuring 238 feet in length with a 36 foot beam, she was still working for her original owners when she was torpedoed and sunk on 22nd September 1915, two days out from Bahia Blanca, whilst on passage to Fremantle, Australia, with a cargo of wheat.

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