February 27, 2019 12:00 EST

European Art & Old Masters: 500 Years

 
  Lot 23
 
Lot 23 - JOHN BENTHAM DINSDALE  (BRITISH 1927-2006)

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JOHN BENTHAM DINSDALE (BRITISH 1927-2006)
"THE TAEPING"

Signed 'John Bentham Dinsdale' bottom right; also titled and signed verso, oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 39 7/8 in. (75.9 x 101.3cm)

Provenance: Sotheby's, London, sale of December 14, 2006, lot 91.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Virginia.
NOTE:
The Taeping was an English tea clipper built in 1863 by Robert Steele & Company at Greenock. Designed for Captain Alexander Rodgers, it participated in the Great Tea Race of 1866 and narrowly defeated the ship Ariel. After a notable career and many other tea races, Taeping was wrecked on Ladd's Reef in the South China Sea, on its way from Amoy to New York.

Sold for $2,625
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Signed 'John Bentham Dinsdale' bottom right; also titled and signed verso, oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 39 7/8 in. (75.9 x 101.3cm)

Provenance: Sotheby's, London, sale of December 14, 2006, lot 91.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Virginia.
NOTE:
The Taeping was an English tea clipper built in 1863 by Robert Steele & Company at Greenock. Designed for Captain Alexander Rodgers, it participated in the Great Tea Race of 1866 and narrowly defeated the ship Ariel. After a notable career and many other tea races, Taeping was wrecked on Ladd's Reef in the South China Sea, on its way from Amoy to New York.

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