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Clipper Schooner Hellas


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Antique shipping print


'To Alexander Grant Esqre of Carnousie This Portrait of the Clipper Schooner Hellas is respectfully dedicated by O W Brierly (Mr AA Scanlan, Commander)' The schooner Hellas was built in White's shipyard in Waterford in 1832. It was 92 ft-long, weighed 209 tons and was destined for deep sea voyages. In 1835 the Hellas had the distinction of being the first ship to bring a consignment of tea direct from Canton, China to Ireland for Bewleys of Dublin. Captain Scanlan commanded the ship, importing 2099 chests of tea, breaking the London tea supply monopoly. The Hellas was extremely fast and spent several years trading in and out of China carrying fruit and tea. A copy with later hand-colouring is held at he National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Oswald Brierly was a highly regarded marine artist and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1885. CONDITION :Trimmed to image. Possibly cleaned at some stage.

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artist Louis Haghe after Oswald Brierly (1817-1894)
method Tinted lithograph
date C1835
size 270mm by 360mm (sheet)
SKU MN9111