(i) Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William, 1822
Signed with the artist's initials R.S. and dated 1822 (lr); on the reverse is a card inscribed in a modern hand The morning of the engagement, the pilot cutter "Castle Edwin" fell in with and captured the "John and William," a very shallow American smuggling schooner nearly sixty miles between Irishtown and Glenchad [sic] Head (coast of Ireland) with 33 bales and a great quantity of manufactured tobacco estimated to be worth a great deal. The "John and William" was on her maiden voyage and her crew of eight men were all taken with the 1st mate before they could get out the long boat to make their escape. This is the third capture made by the Castle Edwin within the past 12 months, beside engaging a lugger with her boats, which succeeded in escaping by a breeze springing up when the boats were within 1/2 a mile of her / painted by R. Salomon [sic] / April 1822.
Oil on panel
11 3/4 x 15 3/8 inches
Lane Fine Art Limited, London
(ii) Castle Edwin Capturing the American Schooner John & William, 1822
Signed with the artist's initials R.S. and dated 1822 (lr); inscribed on the reverse N... 372
Oil on panel
11 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches
C The Nelson Doubleday, Jr. Collection
Additional Notes & Condition Report
(ii) Frame rubbing; scattered light inpaint. Very few strokes of inpaint in the water near the lower edge, most notably in the water beneath and into the figures in the rowboat.
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