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Liverpool Picking up a Pilot, Edward G. Walker
Limited edition of 500 numbered prints signed by the artist
Image size: 29 1/2 x 19 3/4 inches
Here is the giant jute clipper Liverpool, the largest sailing ship under the red ensign at the beginning of the 1890's and specially built for the Calcutta jute trade, picking up a pilot off the mouth of the Mersey. This four masted iron ship built by Russel & Company of Glasgow in 1889 was owned by R. W. Leyland & Company of Liverpool. Her gross tonnage was 3396. Her length 333.2 feet, In breadth she measured 47.9 feet and in depth 26.5 feet. She could stow 26,000 bales of jute, a dead weight of nearly 6,000 tons. Her first master was Thomas Calder. When outward bound from Antwerp to San Francisco in 1902 under Captain Lewis, the Liverpoool went ashore in fog on the rocky coast of Aldnerey on the 25th February. She was under all plain sail at the time and the crash on the rocks broke her back. Her crew of 35 were saved.
The pilot schooner in the paining is the number 7 boat Lancashire Witch built by Michael Ratsey of West Cowes in 1863. Withdrawn from service in 1896. Sold in 1897 to Leith owners. Gross tonnage 56. 80.7 feet length, 18 feet breadth, 19.6 feet depth.
This picture is illustrated in Edward G. Walker's book Sea Liverpool which can be purchased clicking on the Amazon link on the left. The original painting is in the collection of Richard Nicholson
Dropping Down with the Tide
A hand coloured restrike from the old plate. The artists is unknown but possibly Jesse Boot Image size: 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches. Small brown stain just outside the plate mark on the left hand side otherwise good condition. The stain could quite easily be hidden by a sunk mount. Bears printed date of 1900.
Tall Ships in Newcastle
Tall Ships before the start of The 1993 Cutty Sark Tall Ships Races. Newcastle - Bergen - Larvik - Esbjerg - and the fleet visit to Antwerp. A colour art print signed by the artist. 21 x 13 1/2 inches. New condition.Only 1 available
Portsmouth Harbout Thomas Bush Hardy
A colour art print of a watercolour by this famous Victorian artists Thomas Bush Hardy, 1847 - 1897. A lively scene of boats entering Portsmouth harbour. 14 x 10 inches. Published by ourselves from the original painting. New condition.
Scene off Cowes
A good colour reproduction of a print first published by Fores and dated 1831. It names the yachts shown as Mirage, Xarifa, Musquito, Bianca and Pearl. Thick paper. 20 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. New condition.
Only 1 available
New Zealand Triumphs Yachting
A superb action yachting scene by the English artist Tim Thompson. 21 3/4 x 16 inches. Signed by the artist.
In 1995 Black Magic impressively defeated Dennis Connor's boat to take the "Auld Mug" away from the Americans. The secret weapon that allowed them to achieve such a famous victory was, according to the Kiwis, simply teamwork.