Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882) The American packet ship Shakespeare of the Dramatic Line entering the Mersey River 28 x 42 in. (71.1 x 106.6 cm.)
Lot 107
Samuel Walters
(British, 1811-1882)
The American packet ship Shakespeare of the Dramatic Line entering the Mersey River
28 x 42 in. (71.1 x 106.6 cm.)
Sold for US$ 35,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Samuel Walters (British, 1811-1882)
The American packet ship Shakespeare of the Dramatic Line entering the Mersey River
with Perch Rock Fort and lighthouse in the distance.
signed and dated lower right "S. Walters, 1843"
oil on canvas
28 x 42 in. (71.1 x 106.6 cm.)

Footnotes

  • The Shakespeare was a three-masted, square-rigged ship, built by G. Thomas of Quincy, Massachusetts, and launched in 1856. On February 4th 1856, she was purchased by the Bremen firm of D. H. Watjen & Co, to whom she belonged until 1878, when she was sold to Louis Kalkmann, who employed her in the transportation of petroleum from the United States to Europe. She was abandoned in the North Atlantic in December 1889, during a hurricane.
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