British Victorian Oil Painting Marine Clipper Ship Crusader Off Isle Of Wight
Take a daring voyage with this 1 stunning British Victorian Oil Painting of a Marine Clipper Ship "Crusader" off the Isle of Wight! Its rich brush strokes and majestic colours inspire a sense of grand adventure. Embrace the challenge of exploration and take the helm of your future!
- Far East & New Zealand interest.
- Subject seascape marine portrait of the known British Clipper 3 masted sailing ship Crusader rigged in full sail portrayed in side profile sailing along along facing towards the left side in rough choppy seas. With figures on deck and the name of the vessel showing by the bow. The British Union Jack flag and 4 other ensign flags can be seen hoisted on the stern & middle masts. With cloudy over cast & blue sky showing overhead. To the far right towards the bow of the ship you can view the long sloping coastline cliffs of the Isle of Wight, with another smaller sailing ship closer to the shoreline, with various seagulls flying around. On the other flank another sailing ship heading facing right.
- Such a fascinating nautical scene.
- Title "Crusader off the Isle of Wight".
- Monogram signed by the British School Marine artist PFL.
- Oil on canvas.
- Provenance ship biography & label verso also an old address on card shown in the corner.
- Set in a traditional original gilt frame.
- Circa Late 19th Century Victorian era
- The clipper ship Crusader made 28 voyages to New Zealand (1871-1898), including thirteen to Lyttelton and averaged 91 days. This iron ship was built 1865 by Connell, of Glasgow and launched in March 1865. Her registered measurements being: net tonnage 1058; gross 1058; length 210ft; breadth 35.1ft; depth 21.4ft. When she first traded to New Zealand she was owned by the Albion Line, and was painted black, with a yellow streak; and when the company amalgamated in 1883 with the Shaw Savill company, she had painted port holes. The vessel's designation in the flags of the international code H.C.L.B. She was then sold to Norwegian buyers for £2950 & broken up in 1910.
- Extract from newspaper article The Star, Monday, March 13 1871 Lyttelton Arrived
March 13 - Crusader, ship, Kerr, from London - off the heads. The s.s. Mullogh was engaged to tow her in. This fine clipper vessel, commanded by Captain Kerr, formerly of the ship Chariot of Fame, arrived and anchored yesterday afternoon off Rhodes' Bay, after a splendid passage of 82 days. She has powder on board, and therefore could not come up to an anchorage off the town. Messrs Cameron Bros. s.s. Mullogh was chartered to take down the health officers, and left the wharf at 3.30 pm. The ship was found to be free from sickness and was passed. The Crusader is a fine vessel, similar to the Zealandia, being a sister ship. She left the docks on the 17th December and the Downs on the 21st. Landed the pilot; and left Start Point on the 22nd; crossed the Equator on January 11; passed the meridian of the Cape on Feb. 4; sighted the Snares on March 8, and Dunedin on the 10th. In the passenger list we notice the names of several old colonists, amongst whom is Mr Hay of Pigeon Bay, who has brought out some valuable stock for himself and for Mr Boag, but we regret to state that during the voyage he lost a valuable Durham cow, and also some fine Leicester ewes.
- The Star Tuesday March 14 1871
Arrived March 13 Crusader, ship, 1058 tons, Kerr, from London. Passengers onboard- first Cabin Mr and Mrs C.L Bell, Mrs C.L Beckett, Mr A Catlinn, Mr F Gardiner, Miss Ruddiford, Miss Willis, Mr W.J and two children. Second Cabin Mr Campbell, Miss Campbell, Miss M Harrison, Messrs T & R Hay Mr Homey, Mr and Mrs Jones, Mr L Leader, Mr & Miss Marshall, Miss Mathews, Miss L Price, Mr Scanlan, Mr J.B Tribe.
Ref sources nzbound/genealogy/crusader & natlib.govt.nz/records/22354132
- Departed Arrived Days Captain
17/12/1870 13/03/1871 86 Kerr
22/12/1871 31/03/1872 99 Sutherland
11/10/1872 05/01/1873 81 Sutherland
03/11/1873 01/02/1874 90 Sutherland
26/09/1874 31/12/1874 96 Renaut
31/10/1875 08/02/1876 99 Renaut
18/10/1876 13/01/1877 87 Llewellyn Davies
21/07/1877 21/10/1877 83 Llewellyn Davies
12/07/1878 11/10/1878 91 L Davies
24/06/1879 24/09/1879 92 L. Davies
04/07/1880 07/10/1880 95 Llewellyn Davies
15/12/1882 23/03/1883 98 Llewellyn Davies
11/05/1889 16/08/1889 97 Perriam
- An exceptional sought after collectible nautical marine artwork.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye a great conversation piece.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of subject marine matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine charming used worn condition.
- The painting front surface in reasonable order having various noticeable craquelure and foxing stains, frame stretcher lines showing. Also various paint loss in places. Frame having some chips, losses & overpainting in places commensurate with usage & age. It will need cleaning and restoration.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
High (80 cm)
Wide (102.5 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (3.3 cm)