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A. de Clerk (fl.1900)
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A. de Clerk (fl.1900)

The barquentine Gladstone off a lighthouse with the Deal pilot boat astern of her

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A. de Clerk (fl.1900)
The barquentine Gladstone off a lighthouse with the Deal pilot boat astern of her
inscribed 'Gladstone of Banff, Capt. Wm. Singer' (centre)
watercolour and bodycolour
19¾ x 27¾ in. (50.1 x 70.5 cm.)
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Lot Essay

The three-masted wooden barquentine Gladstone was built in Geddie's yard at Banff in 1873. Registered in her home port at 152 tons gross and net, she measured 95½ feet in length with a 22½ foot beam and her first owner, Morrison & Co., traded her out of Banff to North Africa. Clearly following many different routes during her working life, she was still trading out of Banff, under Captain Burns, when she was lost on 17th December 1901 following a collision with the S.S. Yarrawonga in the Thames Estuary whilst en route to London from Terneuzen (Netherlands) with a cargo of phosphates. This painting may be dated to the early 1880s when she was commanded by Captain Singer.
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