Lot 497 Est R 5000 – 15000 Pilkington, George William (SA 1879 – 1958)

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H.M.S. Vanguard passing Breakwater in Table Bay Feb 17, 1947. Watercolour and pastel, signed in pen, dated 1947, inscribed with the title in the artist’s hand & dated in the work, verso pasted page of the original catalogue entry (26 x 35.5cm) Provenance: Stephan Welz & Co, Lot 1, Session One 16th August 2011, Africana Pictures Note: HMS Vanguard’s first task after completing her sea trial at the end of 1946 was, early the next year, to convey King George VI and his family on the first Royal Tour of South Africa by a reigning monarch, she arrived in Cape Town on 17 February, escorted by the South African frigates Good Hope, Transvaal and Natal on the last leg of her voyage. Reference: McCart, Neil (2001). HMS Vanguard 1944–1960: Britain’s Last Battleship

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