William Barnett Spencer (British, fl.mid-19th Century)
William Barnett Spencer (British, fl.mid-19th Century)

The three-masted barque North Wind passing Dungeness under full sail

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William Barnett Spencer (British, fl.mid-19th Century)
The three-masted barque North Wind passing Dungeness under full sail
signed 'W B Spencer' (lower left)
oil on canvas
19 x 31 in. (48.2 x 78.7 cm.)

Lot Essay

Launched with a full ship-rig but converted to a barque in the early 1870s, North Wind was built in Richard's yard at Quebec, on the St.Lawrence River, in 1865. Registered at 783 tons gross (and net) and measuring 168½ feet in length with a 33½ foot beam, she was owned by B. Pearson of Whitby who operated her on a variety of routes across the world until she disappears from record around 1880.
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