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The Great China Race. The Clipper Ships Taeping & Ariel passing the Lizard Sept 6th 1866 on their homeward voyage from Foo-Chow-Foo

PAH8572
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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsAriel (1865), Taeping 1863 [British]

Object details:

Object ID PAH8572
Description Hand-coloured. 'Taeping' had set off from China with a cargo of tea on 30 May 1866 and arrived at London Docks on 6 September at 9.45pm. 'Ariel' had departed on the same day and arrived at the East India Dock on 6 September at 10.15pm. The first ship home with the new tea crop would be able to command a far higher price for her cargo, so these beautiful ships, with their large area of sail and sleek lines, were built for speed. Tea represented one of the main consumer goods brought to Britain from the East.
Date made 24 Nov 1866

Artist/Maker Foster, William
Dutton, Thomas Goldsworthy
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials lithograph, coloured
Measurements Sheet: 511 x 741 mm; Mount: 606 mm x 835 mm
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  • The Great China Race. The Clipper Ships Taeping & Ariel passing the Lizard Sept 6th 1866 on their homeward voyage from Foo-Chow-Foo (PAH8572)
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