Charles Edward Dixon, R.I. (British, 1872-1934) 'The entrance to Portsmouth Harbour'
Lot 92
Charles Edward Dixon, R.I.
(British, 1872-1934)
'The entrance to Portsmouth Harbour'
Sold for £ 4,800 (US$ 6,293) inc. premium

The Marine Sale

24 Mar 2010, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Lot Details
Charles Edward Dixon, R.I. (British, 1872-1934)
'The entrance to Portsmouth Harbour'
signed 'Charles Dixon' and inscribed (lower left)
pen, ink and watercolour heightened with white
36.7 x 54cm (14 7/16 x 21 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE :
    Stuart Boyd, Charles Dixon and the Golden Age of Marine Painting (Wellington, Somerset, 2009), p. 95, illus.

    This watercolour shows H.M.S. Victory and the steam yacht Valhalla in the background.
    The magnificent Valhalla, 1,218 tons gross, was the only British steam yacht to carry a full ship rig and is believed by many to have been the finest example of a steam auxiliary ever built. Designed by W.C. Storey and built by Ramage & Ferguson at Leith for Captain J.F. Laycock in 1892, she is best known for her achievement of third place in the Kaiser's famous Trans-Atlantic Race of 1905 despite the competition afforded by the much faster schooners taking part. She had several owners, most notably the Earl of Crawford & Balcarres (from 1902-08), and she also did War service with the Royal Navy including a period at Limnos - in the Aegean - during the Gallipoli campaign. After the War she became a Spanish-owned fruit carrier but she was wrecked and sunk off Cape St. Vincent in 1922.
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