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[Seascape with a ship floundering on a rocky coastline]
[Seascape with a ship floundering on a rocky coastline] Tres Notus abreptas in saxa latentia torquet. Virgil
TBaston delin. J. Sartor sculp.
[Thomas Baston, n.d., 1721.]
Fine etching. 195 x 300mm (7¾ x 11¾"), with very large margins. Uncut.
Plate seventeen from a series 'Twenty-two prints of several of the capital ships of his Majesties Royal Navy with variety of other sea pieces'. Engraved by Johann Jakob Sartor after Thomas Baston, marine artist (1699-1730, fl.), who made a series of marine paintings for William III in 1699 and published the series of prints from which this plate comes himself. The epigram from Virgil translates as 'The South wind whirled around three ships carrying them off onto hidden rocks
[Ref: 51231]   £260.00  
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The Experimental Squadron.
The Experimental Squadron. Dedicated by Permission to, and and the especial patronage of Her Most Gracious Majesty, The Queen [...] A Series of Drawings, on stone by L. Haghe, Esq., Lithographer to the Queen, from paintings by J.M. Gilbert, Esq., of Lymington, Marine Painter to the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Illustrative of Her Majesty's Visit to Spithead, July 15th, 1845, at the Departure of the Experimental Squadron [...]
Lymington: Published and Sold by R.A. Grove [...] M.DCCC.XLVI [1846.]
Subscribers copy. Large oblong folio, printed wrappers with list of subscribers, tinted lithographic title and three numbered plates, as called for and three sheets of text. Disbound, wrappers with some repairs, one plate with a repaired tear entering image, repaired tears in margins of the plates, text chipped and worn.
The Experimental Squadrons were groups of ships sent out between 1831 & 1845 to test innovations in ship design. This squadron of 1845 travelled from Spithead to Cork and then Plymouth.
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To the Commodore, Officers and Members of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club
To the Commodore, Officers and Members of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club This Print of the 1st Mailing Match of the Season of the R.M.Y.C., on Monday, June 16th 1845, (Appearance of the Yachts in the Crosby Channel) Is respectfully inscribed by their obedient Servant, Henry Melling.
HM 1835. Henry Melling Invenit et Lithog.
Liverpool, published by the Artist, at the R.M.Y Club Room, Slater Street, June 30th 1845.
Rare tinted lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 365 x 540mm (14¼ x 21¼"). A little soiling and nicks in the edges.
A line of racing yachts, a paddle steamer in the distance. Henry Melling (1808-79) was a founder member of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club in 1844. He worked in oil, watercolour and pastel, as well as etching and lithography, not exclusively marine scenes.
[Ref: 51476]   £480.00  
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