JOHN BENTHAM DINSDALE
Signed 'John Bentham Dinsdale' bottom right; also titled and signed verso, oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 39 7/8 in. (75.9 x 101.3cm)
Sotheby's, London, sale of December 14, 2006, lot 91.
Acquired directly from the above sale.
Private Collection, Virginia.
The Taeping was an English tea clipper built in 1863 by Robert Steele & Company at Greenock. Designed for Captain Alexander Rodgers, it participated in the Great Tea Race of 1866 and narrowly defeated the ship Ariel. After a notable career and many other tea races, Taeping was wrecked on Ladd's Reef in the South China Sea, on its way from Amoy to New York.
Sold for $2,625 (buyer's premium included)