Samuel Bough's Dreadnought painting offered at $305,000



2015-06-26 13:15:06

Samuel Bough's Dreadnought painting offered at $305,000

Echoing Turner's 'Temeraire', Samuel Bough's painting shows HMS Dreadnought's last passage

Samuel Bough's The Dreadnought from Greenwich Stairs - Sun Sinking into Vapour is the flagship lot of Bloomsbury Auctions' Old Master to 20th Century Drawing, Watercolours and Prints sale, which will be held tomorrow (April 25) in London.

Samuel Bough HMS Dreadnought HMS Dreadnought, a Napoleonic-era 98-gun man of war, takes its final bow amid gloomy Greenwich waters

The painting depicts the last passage of HMS Dreadnought before it was broken up in 1857. With echoes of Turner's "Fighting Temeraire" -once voted Britain's favourite painting - the Bough work looks sure to meet its 15,000-25,000 ($22,899-30,519) estimate.

Also selling for 15,000-25,000 is a collection of 23 illustrations created by the Ukranian artist Andrey Avinoff for George V Golokhvastoff's poem The Fall of Atlantis.

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