Henry Scott's Glory of the Seas could be yours for $49,000


Nearly 100 18th, 19th and 20th century paintings from a remarkable single owner collection will be on offer at Bonhams in London on June 21 .

Highlights include an oil painting by Henry Scott of the American clipper Glory of the Seas, which is estimated to net £20,000-30,000. 

Glory of the Seas was the last in a long line of medium clippers designed and built by the great Donald McKay at his east Boston yard.

Glory of the Seas could make £30,000, with a fair wind

Launched in October 1869, the figurehead of the ship is preserved at the India House, New York. The work was previously hung in London's Fortnum and Mason.

A portrait of Frederic, Lord Leighton by John Hanson Walker, estimated at £10,000-15,000, is also expected to generate plenty of interest. 

After its exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1877, the Art Journal commented: "The portrait which we most affect in Gallery IV is that of F Leighton in a brown velvet jacket. We are glad to see that the artist, J Hanson Walker, has really risen to the height of the subject."

A £12,000-valued scene of ruins by a follower of Giovanni Paolo Panini evokes the classical architectural landscapes of Italy, while a landscape of Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute by William Davis and a portrait of Lady Jane Dance by Sir James Jebusa Shannon could both surpass £4,000.

Veronique Scorer, head of Bonhams' Knightsbridge pictures department, comments: "The auction offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire an interesting and decorative painting from a range of periods."

Those looking to add artworks to their alternative investment portfolios may find items of interest on the private market, such as this Pissarro.


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