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