BC122

Eastern Extension Cable Company's Ship "Patrol" in Wellington Harbour

Seascape, moored ship, starboard side parallel to horizontal edges of the support showing red plimsoll line. Background waterside buildings and hills. Three small yachts moored nearby.

Other title(s)
Untitled [CS Patrol]
Date
1924
Object type
watercolour
Medium and materials
watercolour on paper
Dimensions
225x285mm
Place Made
Wellington, New Zealand
Inscriptions

LL pencil Flora Scales (F reversed)

Verso printed label Eastern Extension Cable Company's Ship "Patrol" in Wellington Harbour Early 1920s (since reframed)

Details
Credit Line

Sold by auction at Dunbar Sloane, Wellington, New Zealand, Fine and Applied Arts, 05.09.2019, Lot 267

General notes

Painting depicts CS Patrol moored in Wellington Harbour, New Zealand. Mount Kaukau, Wellington, can be identified in the background.

As reported by the Evening Post, issue 59, 10 March 1924, ‘Cable boat expected’, “The Eastern Extension Cable Company’s steamer “Patrol”, which has been engaged in cable work off Farewell Spit, is expected at Wellington tomorrow [Tuesday 11 March]. The vessel has about 40 miles of cable to land here.”

As reported by Otago Daily Times, issue 19119, 13 March 1924, ‘Cable Steamer “Patrol”’, “The Eastern Extension Cable Company’s steamer “Patrol”, which has been engaged in cable work off Farewell Spit, arrived at Wellington on Tuesday [11th March]. The vessel has about 40 miles of cable to land at Wellington.”

CS Patrol was sold for scrap in 1933.

Signature similar to Untitled [Landscape with Curved Road and Trees] [BC121].

Used as illustration

Frances Hodgkins and Her Circle, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, pg 35 (colour)

References

Frances Hodgkins and Her Circle, Jonathan Grant Galleries, Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, pp 34-35

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