Michael James Whitehand

(1941 ) - Artworks
WHITEHAND Michael James The Clipper

Christie's /May 13, 2009
2,222.72 - 3,334.07
1,389.25

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Michael James Whitehand - The  
Bonhomme Richard 
 Off Whitby, Yorkshire

Michael James Whitehand - The Bonhomme Richard Off Whitby, Yorkshire

Original 1987
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Lot number: 204
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Michael James Whitehand (b.1941) The Bonhomme Richard off Whitby, Yorkshire signed and dated 'M.WHITEHAND '87'(lower left) oil on canvas 30 x 20 in. (76.2 x 50.8 cm.) When the American War of Independence began in 1775, one of the earliest volunteers to the colonial cause was a Scottish immigrant John Paul Jones. His qualities as a seaman of considerable ability were quickly recognised and he soon rose to the command of the sloop Ranger, the first United States' vessel to hoist the 'Stars and Stripes' as its national flag. His success in Ranger resulted in him then being given the Bonhomme Richard, flagship to a small squadron of two frigates and several smaller vessels with which to raid merchant shipping around the coasts of Britain. Jones was off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, in the late afternoon of 23rd September 1779, when he sighted a large homeward-bound Baltic convoy. A valuable prize, it was unfortunately under escort by the newly-built 44-gun fifth rate H.M.S. Serapis and the small sloop Countess of Scarborough. Watched by crowds of spectator on the cliffs, the action commenced just after 7 o'clock and soon developed into a memorable duel betweeen the two principal ships. Serapis took an early advantage but Jones fought on tenaciously and gradually gained the upper hand until Serapis finally struck her colours at about 10.30p.m. Both ships were seriously damaged and Bonhomme Richard sank the following morning, but Jones got Serapis away and she was subsequently absorbed into the French Navy.
Michael James Whitehand - Shamrock, 
Britannia, 
And 
Lulworth

Michael James Whitehand - Shamrock, Britannia, And Lulworth

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Lot number: 358
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Lot 358 Michael J.Whitehand (British, b. 1941) Shamrock, Britannia, and Lulworth Racing off Isle of Wight, with Lulworth Behind Needles Signed and dated "M. WHITEHAND 93" l.l., titled, inscribed, and signed"...PAINTED JULY 93 M. WHITEHAND" on thereverse. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2cm), framed. Condition: Craquelure. Provenance: Christie's, London, SouthKensington, Maritime and Naval Battles, November9, 2000, Sale 8931, Lot 665. Estimate $3,500-4,500
Michael James Whitehand - Shamrock 
 Under Full Canvas And Heeling In The Breeze Off The Isle Of Wight

Michael James Whitehand - Shamrock Under Full Canvas And Heeling In The Breeze Off The Isle Of Wight

Original 1993
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Lot number: 80
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Michael James Whitehand (b.1941) Shamrock under full canvas and heeling in the breeze off the Isle of Wight signed and dated 'M. Whitehand 93' (lower right) oil on board 12½ x 19 in. (31.7 x 48.3 cm.) Artist's Resale Right ("droit de Suite"). If the Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer also agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Michael James Whitehand - The Clipper

Michael James Whitehand - The Clipper

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Lot number: 736
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Michael James Whitehand (b.1941) The clipper Titania outward bound and passing the Needles signed 'M J Whitehand' (lower left) oil on canvas 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) Generally acknowledged as the finest-lined clipper to emanate from Robert Steele's yards at Greenock, Titania was built for Lowther, Maxton & Co. of London in 1866. Registered at 879 tons, she measured 200 feet in length with a 36 foot beam, and these dimensions gave her the strength to carry a large sail plan aided by masts of steel plate. No expense was spared to fit her out and she was beautifully finished, yet her first two voyages proved disappointing as it soon became apparent that her master, Captain Deas, had lost his nerve due to advancing age. Her maiden passage out to China began badly when she lost her foremast in a squall off the Cape Verde Islands but, after repairing in Rio, she loaded her first tea in August and was home in 115 days having left Shanghai on 2nd September to dock in London on Boxing Day. The next year's voyage was slower - 126 days - with the result that her owners replaced Captain Deas with W.H. Burgoyne who immediately transformed her performance. Clearing Shanghai on 16th June 1869, he raced Titania home in 98 days in one of the fastest passages of the season. After two years Burgoyne was succeeded by Captain Dowdy and he was similarly successful, bringing Titania home in 93 days, Foochow to London, in 1871 in the best passage of her career.
Michael James Whitehand - Britannia

Michael James Whitehand - Britannia

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Lot number: 79
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Michael James Whitehand, 20th/21st Century Britannia leading the fleet to windward signed 'M.J. Whitehand' (lower left) oil on canvas 40 x 50 in. (101.7 x 127 cm.) Lot Notes Britannia , built for King Edward VII when Prince of Wales in 1893, was undoubtedly the most famous racing cutter of them all. Hugely successful during her long life, she won 33 firsts out of 39 starts in her maiden season and competed against all the fastest yachts of the day. Sold in 1897 - although bought back for cruising in 1901 by which time the Prince of Wales had succeeded to the throne - her second racing career really came into its own when King George V had her refitted for big class competitions in 1921. Under the King's enthusiastic ownership, Britannia went from success to success. Despite being re-rigged seven times in all, her hull shape was so efficient that she remained competitive almost to the end and was only finally outclassed by the big J-class boats introduced in the mid-1930's. King George V died in 1936 and under the terms of his will, Britannia was stripped of her salvageable gear and scuttled off the southern tip of the Isle of Wight.
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