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Lot 94John Frederick Loos
Belgian, fl. 1861-1895
The "Jessie Burrill" Reducing Sail off Beachy Head
Signed John Loos and dated Antwerp 1880 (lr)
Oil on canvas
20 1/2 x 30 inches (52 x 76.2 cm)
The "Jessie Burrill" was built in Church Point, Nova Scotia in 1879. Her sailing career came to an end only three years later. In March 30, 1882, carrying a cargo of kerosene to Shanghai, she was dismasted by a typhoon and abandoned in shallow water off Tung-ying Island. Her cargo caught fire, and the ship was totally destroyed. Fortunately, all aboard were rescued by passing ships.

Sold for $3,125
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Wax relined. Generally in very good condition. A few touches of restoration in the sky and on the sails. A few lines reinforced. All of these done very carefully to a high professional standard.

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