TYPE: Oil on canvas; the clipper ship Cutty Sark by Hubert LINDSTROM

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Hubert Lindstrom was a famous Swedish maritime artist who was born in 1900 and died in 1975.

Cutty Sark is a famous British clipper ship that was built in Scotland in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line. She was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest, although with the improvement in the efficiency of steamships from 1866 the steamships took over the clippers’ routes and the clipper ships’ reign ended. Hence Cutty Sark spent only a few years on the tea trade before turning to the trade in wool from Australia, where she held the record time Australia – Britain for ten years. With steamships taking over that trade also, Cutty Sark went on to other roles throughout the intervening years before being taken over in 1953 by the Cutty Sark Preservation Society (UK) and refurbished to her original state.

She is listed by National Historic Ships (UK) as part of the National Historic Fleet and is one of only two remaining intact original composite construction (wooden hull on an iron frame) clipper ships from the nineteenth century anywhere in the world and remains on display in Greenwich, England.

More historical details of Cutty Sark can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cutty_Sark

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SIZE:  50cm x 35cm  Canvas (plus frame)

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