Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
- Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Admirable of Bideford,
John Williams Dart Commander leaving Leghorn 1865", signed,
inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 49 x 70 cm- Private
Note: the typical signature of the
artist is as follows:
nearly all of his works are signed.
Luigi Renault - Portrait of the English Brig "Admirable
of Bideford, John Williams Dart Commander leaving Leghorn 1865"
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- Photo Copyright is with
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
Note: The wooden Brig "Admirable" was built in
1863 at Prince Edvard Island (Maritime Canada). The dimensions were: Length
105 feet (31,7 m), Breadth 24 feet (7,3 m) and Depth 14 feet (4,3 m) while it
could carry a tonnage of 255. It had a square stern and carried a female figure
head. The owner was William Henry Williams from Bideford, Devon, UK and the
"Admirable" foundered off the Foreland in the Bristol Channel on August
31, 1866. We are grateful to the Correspondence Secretary of the North Devon
Museum Trust for above information.