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John Bentham-Dinsdale (Yorkshire 1927-2008)
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John Bentham-Dinsdale (Yorkshire 1927-2008)

Ariel cracking along in an ocean breeze; and Taeping on the twilight watch (both illustrated)

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John Bentham-Dinsdale (Yorkshire 1927-2008)
Ariel cracking along in an ocean breeze; and Taeping on the twilight watch (both illustrated)
both signed 'John Bentham-Dinsdale' (lower left), the first signed and inscribed 'The Clipper Ship/Ariel/John Bentham-Dinsdale' (on the reverse); the second inscribed 'TAEPING' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
18 x 18 in. (45.8 x 45.8 cm.)
a pair (2)
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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

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Taeping, 767 tons, was one of Robert Steele's creations and almost as famous as Ariel. Built for Alexander Rodger of Glasgow in 1863, she too was a flyer and was first home with the new season's tea in 1867 and again in 1870, quite apart from her outstanding performance in The Great Tea Race of 1866. Also like Ariel, her career was a short one and she was wrecked in the South China Sea on 22nd September 1871.

For a footnote on Ariel, please see lot 86.
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