• Maritime Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5949

    Maritime Art

    11 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 42

    Samuel Walters (1811-1882)

    The three-masted merchantman Thames under tow off Gravesend

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    Samuel Walters (1811-1882)
    The three-masted merchantman Thames under tow off Gravesend
    indistinctly signed and dated '1839' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19¾ x 30 in. (50 x 76.2 cm.)


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    The Thames of 454 tons was built in London in 1829 for the West India trade. Originally owned by Hibberts of London, she later passed into the ownership of Thompson of London and was in service for over thirty years.

    Gravesend can be identified by the spire of St. George's church, the Royal Terrace Pier, the two windmills on Windmill Hill and on the right, Roshville, with its formal ornamental gardens.

    Christie's are grateful to Sam Davidson for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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