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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    Henry Scott (1911-2005)

    Galatea in a twilight rendezvous

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henry Scott (1911-2005)
    Galatea in a twilight rendezvous
    signed 'Henry Scott' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    14 x 20 in. (35.6 x 50.8 cm.)


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    The iron full-rigger Galatea was built for C.S. Caird & Co. of Greenock by Robert Duncan on the Clyde at Port Glasgow. Launched in 1884, she was registered at 1,753 tons gross (1,694 net) and measured 265 feet in length with a 40 foot beam. Generally regarded as a 'medium clipper', she proved a highly successful addition to the Caird fleet and, although no record breaker, regularly turned in excellent passage times consistent with being a 'fast' ship. Sadly, her career was cut short when, on 27th June 1898, she stranded on the Hammond Knoll, in the North Sea, off the Norfolk coast, in a gale and was wrecked whilst en route from Hamburg to Sydney, Australia.

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    Provenance

    with MacConnal Mason & Son, Ltd., London.