Marine Painting Previously Hung in Fortnum and Mason for Sale at Bonhams

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LONDON.- On 21st June nearly 100 paintings from a remarkable single owner collection will be on offer at Bonhams Knightsbridge saleroom. With a whole range of subjects, works by 18th, 19th and 20th century artists and estimates ranging from £300-40,000 there really is something to tempt every collector. Highlights include a beautiful marine oil painting by Henry Scott of the American clipper “Glory of the Seas”, which is estimated to fetch £20,000-30,000. ‘Glory of the Seas’ was the last in a long line of medium clippers designed and built by the great Donald McKay at his East Boston yard. Launched in October 1869, she was registered at 2,009 tons and measured 240 feet in length with a 44 foot beam before making her maiden voyage from New York to San Francisco. The figurehead of the ship is preserved