Robert Taylor Catalogue

AMERICAN CLIPPER ‘SPITFIRE’

By Robert Taylor

American Clipper Spitfire by Robert Taylor


Tea, carried down the Min River from the plantations on Chinese junks, is loaded aboard the ‘Spitfire’ in Pagoda Anchorage, Foochow in October 1857. In this busy port scene a steam tug approaches, indicating the Clipper is almost ready to sail for London, a voyage that she will complete in 113 days.

Overall print size: 32½ inches wide x 24 inches high.

Signed by the artist Robert Taylor and printed by mastercraftsmen on archival grade art paper specially imported from France.

Pagoda Anchorage (10½ inches wide x 7 inches high) is an accompanying print which views the same harbour scene, but from a different perspective. Initialled by the artist and with corresponding numbers to the main print

950 signed and numbered prints with companion print
95 Artists proofs with companion print

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