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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 732 A

    Tommaso de Simone (Italian, 1850-1880)

    The Royal Navy's screw gunboat H.M.S. Espoir at sea

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    Tommaso de Simone (Italian, 1850-1880)
    The Royal Navy's screw gunboat H.M.S. Espoir at sea
    inscribed 'HMS.Espoir.' (lower centre)
    oil on board, oval
    5½ x 7 in. (14 x 17.8 cm.)


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    Built by Vickers at Barrow in 1880, Espoir was converted into a ferry in 1895 and sold out of the service in 1903.

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