Lot 412
English School (19th century), Portrait of John Scott Russell Surveying a Shipyard
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), unsigned, presented in a period appropriate hardwood frame.

Stretcher size 42 1/2 x 52 in.; Frame dimensions 48 x 58 in.

Private Collection, Charleston, South Carolina

Caelt Gallery, London
Christie's, Maritime and Naval Battles, London, October 31, 2001 (Sale 9240, Lot 491)

John Scott Russell of Scotland (1808-1882) was one of the great marine engineers of the 19th century. In 1858 he launched the Great Eastern, then the world's largest ship, which would make history by laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable.

Minor scattered spot touch-ups visible under UV light to drapery and sky; overall in good estate condition.

$2,000 - 4,000