London, South Kensington
23 May 2012
English School, 19th Century
The paddle steamer Slesvig at speed in the service of the Danish Post Office on the run between Copenhagen and Kiel (then part of Denmark)
oil on canvas
24 x 39 in. (61 x 99 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Belgravia, 17 May 1977, lot 87 (sold for £650 as Mears).
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Slesvig was built on the Clyde by Robert Napier in 1846 as the Copenhagen for C.H. Donner of Altona, Denmark. Purchased by the Danish government in 1848, she was converted for use as the Danish Royal Yacht from 1855 to 1880.
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