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19Th Century Marine Oil Painting Taranaki Ship Near Port Chambers

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British Marine Victorian Oil Painting Taranaki Iron Passenger Cargo Sailing Masted Ship On High Seas Approaching Port Chambers.

Impress your clients & guests, make an art statement with this exceptional maritime sailing masterpiece to display on your office wall space or home interior.

Signed at the bottom by the marine British artist J Edmunds.

Oil on canvas set in a fine traditional gilt frame.

Circa Victorian era late 19th century dated 1891.

Good proportion sized frame being 88.5 cm wide and 76 cm high.

Title “Taranaki sailing on high seas approaching Port Chambers” by J Edmunds dated 1891”

In our opinion this is a very fine nautical work.

Your focus is drawn to the imposing majestic iron hull ship Taranaki, in full sail side on with rigging & heading towards the right, the white longboat  towards the centre obscured by a sail, on the right flank a small sailing boat in the distance by the New Zealand Port Chambers shore, to the far left are 2 other smaller sailing ships in the distance. Above mainly dark grey storm skies with small spots of blue shining through, on the bow you can see the name of the ship shown. Sailing on rather choppy rough seas.

Ship biography the Taranaki official number 76749, flag GBR was built by Scottish shipbuilder, Robert Duncan in the east yard, the yard number was 105 & was launched on the 13th January 1877. Vessel type passenger cargo, vessel description iron sailing vessel with three masts. Tonnage1193 grt /1126 nrt. Length 228.2 ft, breadth 35.2 ft, depth 20.9 ft. First port of register Glasgow, registration date 30th of April 1877.

The 'Taranaki' was one of the last three ships to be built specifically for the New Zealand emigrant trade. Subsequent owner and registration history. 26/09/1877 Albion Shipping Co (mgr James Galbraith). St Vincent Street, Glasgow. c1877 Albion Shipping Co. Ltd. incorporated 1878 Old unlimited Albion Shipping Company dissolved. c1881 John Leslie, London 1905 Register closed. 1905 F. Olivari, Genoa. After many successful voyages, she was scrapped broken up in Genoa End year 1914 December. Sources National library of New Zealand & Clyde ships.

Port Chalmers (Māori: Kōpūtai)is a town serving as the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast of Dunedin's city centre.

Provenance Swan At Tetsworth & in collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant.

Hanging thread on the back ready for immediate wall display.

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Condition report. 

Offered in fine used condition. 

Painting surface is overall acceptable condition, having various foxing staining and craquelure. Paint loss in places a small black patch has been added to the canvas back. Frame which has various general wear, paint losses, scuffs & chips, cracking commensurate with usage & old age. 

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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame

High (76 cm)
Wide (88.5 cm)
Depth (3.5 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Dimensions

H: 76cm W: 88.5cm D: 3.5cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Covent Garden, London

Item Location

United Kingdom

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