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Maudslay, Sons and Field
DESIGNS FOR THE ENGINES AND BOILERS OF THE ROYAL YACHT: THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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216
Maudslay, Sons and Field
DESIGNS FOR THE ENGINES AND BOILERS OF THE ROYAL YACHT: THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Maudslay, Sons and Field
1842
DESIGNS FOR THE ENGINES AND BOILERS OF THE ROYAL YACHT: THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with pen and black ink;
inscribed, lower left: Victoria & Albert / Royal Yacht, and dated, lower right: 1842
648 by 875 mm
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Provenance

By descent in the Maudslay family

Catalogue Note

The Victoria & Albert was designed by Sir William Symonds, the Chief Surveyor of the Navy, was two hundred foot long and weighed over 1000 tons. It was the first Royal yacht to be steam-propelled and its massive engines were designed by the celebrated firm of Maudslay, Sons, and Field. The present drawing was made in their offices and shows, in great detail, their state-of-the-art designs. 

The yacht was launched at Pembroke Dock on 26 April 1843 and over the next twelve years was often used by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In 1854 her name was changed to ‘Osborne’, after the monarch's estate on the Isle of Wight.

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