Alma Claude Burlton Cull (British, 1880-1931) HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean
Lot 136
Alma Claude Burlton Cull
(British, 1880-1931)
HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,063) inc. premium

Lot Details
Alma Claude Burlton Cull (British, 1880-1931)
HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean
signed and indistinctly dated 'A.B Cull 191?' (lower left)
watercolour
28.5 x 45.5cm (11 1/4 x 17 15/16in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with Brook Street Gallery, London
    Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984)
    Gifted by Countess Howe to Mr and Mrs St. Hill Davies, circa 1984
    Thence by descent to the present owner

    Francis Richard Henry Penn Curzon, 5th Earl Howe (1884-1964) joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve upon completion of his studies at Christ Church, Oxford. During this time he gained the rank of Commodore and was decorated with the award of the Royal Officer's Decoration. During the First World War he gained the rank of Assistant Gunnery Officer and in 1914, joined the service of the Royal Navy on board the HMS Queen Elizabeth, believed to be depicted in the present lot.

    Edward Richard Assheton Penn Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (1908-1984) followed in his father's footsteps serving as Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. A keen collector of Cull's battleship watercolours, much of the Earl's collection was sold upon his death. The handling of the late Earl's collection was largely carried out by his butler at the time, Mr. St. Hill Davies, who was granted permission to keep a memento in thanks for the service provided both by himself and his wife, a cook at the house, to the late Earl and Countess Howe.
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