Robert Salmon (Anglo/American, 1775-1845) Shipping off Birkenhead 27 x 43-1/2 in. (68.5 x 110.4 cm.)
Lot 98
Robert Salmon (Anglo/American, 1775-1845)
Shipping off Birkenhead
27 x 43-1/2 in. (68.5 x 110.4 cm.)
Sold for US$ 221,000 inc. premium
Lot Details
Robert Salmon (Anglo/American, 1775-1845)
Shipping off Birkenhead
depicting a 28-gun ship of the White Fleet, possibly a privateer by her fore pennant, in two positions, hove to backing down against her anchor rode, with a gig along side.
signed with initials and dated lower right: "RS 1810"
oil on canvas
27 x 43-1/2 in. (68.5 x 110.4 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    - The Collection of Diane and Norman Bernstein, the Lindens, Washington, DC
    - Sotheby's New York January 22, 2006 Important Americana[Lot 61]
    - a private collection

    Literature:
    A.S. Davidson, Marine Art & Liverpool Painters, Places & Flag Codes 1760 - 1960, Waine Research Publications, 1986, pg 13 for a companion painting of similar composition painted in 1811.

    N.B.: This painting is painted from the Birkenhead side of the Mersey River, looking at Liverpool in the distance.
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