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British School, 19th Century Royal British Navy Warship in a Squall

Auction:
3217T
Lot:
1183
Sold for:
$431$350

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Auction:
Discovery - 3217T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

British School, 19th Century

Royal British Navy Warship in a Squall. Oil on paper mounted to canvas laid down on panel, 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 in., framed. Condition: Paint losses, craquelure, surface grime, significant warping to the panel support.

N.B. It appears that the ship is flying the ensign of the British Royal Navy that came into use in 1801. "The White Ensign, at one time called the St George's Ensign due to the simultaneous existence of a cross-less version of the flag, is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George's Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton." 1

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_flags accessed 2/25/19.
Estimate $200-250


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Keywords

British Empire, Ensigns, Flag of the United Kingdom, Flags, Heraldry, National symbols of the United Kingdom, Red Ensign, Saint George's Cross, Symbols, Union Jack, Unionism in the United Kingdom, White Ensign

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