Thermopylae Overtaking Leander


Thermopylae Overtaking Leander 91.5cm x 60cm Original Oil on Stretched Belgian Linen by Ian hansen

Britain’s insatiable desire for China Tea developed into the first ship home with the new season’s ‘chop’ was given a premium price and bonus prize, thus the China Tea Clipper Races were born. In Ian’s words: “The painting depicts Thermpoylae on her maiden voyage passing Leander on the 3rd Aug 1869 in the Indian Ocean.”

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