• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5350

    Christie's Interiors

    8 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 440

    Terence Cuneo (British, 1907-1996)

    Prince Frederick's Barge

    Price Realised  


    Terence Cuneo (British, 1907-1996)
    Prince Frederick's Barge
    signed 'Cuneo' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    25 x 30¼ in. (63.5 x 76.8 cm.)

    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    This barge was launched in 1732 for George II's and Queen Caroline's eldest son, Frederick Prince of Wales, who used her until his death in 1751. The barge was used as a royal barge by succeeding monarchs until 1849. Her final voyage was during the opening of the Coal Exchange on 30th October 1849. Queen Victoria was unwell at Windsor, but Prince Albert with the Prince of Wales and Princess Royal embarked at Whitehall Stair soon after noon. Prince Frederick's Barge is now on show at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage