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WILLIAM EDWARD ATKINS-WATERCOLOUR-THE OLD INVINCIBLE

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SKU: 820009/0818

WILLIAM EDWARD ATKINS-WATERCOLOUR-THE OLD INVINCIBLE

£2,100.00

WILLIAM EDWARD ATKINS

1842 – 1910

 

The Old Invincible passing Osborne House, IOW

 

Watercolour
Signed & dated 1901
Frame size: 29¼ x 25½ inches / 74.2 x 64.7 cm
Stock number: 820009/0818
Price: £2100

 

” The Old Invincible ” the 7th ship to bear this name, she was a twin-screw 14 gun broadside Ironclad launched on 29th May 1869, she is painted here on 22nd August 1892 passing Queen Victoria`s Osborne House on the Isle of Wight, firing a salute, on her way to Cowes for summer manoeuvres in the Solent during 1892.
In 1904 the ships name was changed to “Erebus” and later to “Fisgard” when she became a training ship for boy artificers in Portsmouth. On 16th September 1914 she foundered, under tow in a gale, off Portland, 21 of the 64 men on board were drowned .
This is one of Atkins most evocative paintings and a fine example of his work.

To read our short biography of William Edward Atkins, please click here

 

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