The ‘Lightning Clipper’ sailing vessel in open seas with another ship in the distance. This is titled on the verso, ‘China Clipper.’ China Clippers were also called Tea clippers or Opium clippers, designed for the trade routes between Europe and the East Indies. This is a painting of the clipper ship called the Lightning Clipper. Signed in red paint lower right, ‘R. L. Perry.’ This oil painting on artist board is in great condition with no scratches, holes or restorations. The 1970’s artist canvas panel board was purchased from the Chrislee Darrand art supply store per ink stamp on verso. The painting measures 16 inches tall and 20 inches wide. In the nice frame it measures 22-3/4 inches tall and 26-1/2 inches wide. Frame has a few unobtrusive bits of missing gesso and dents at corners that were covered with paint. Robert Perry is a well listed artist known for his nautical paintings of historic ships.
The Lightning Clipper ship set records crossing from New York to Liverpool in 13 days, 19½ hours, and she sailed 436 miles (702 km) in 24 hours, doing 18 to 18½ knots. In 1854–55, she made the passage from Melbourne to Liverpool in 65 days, completing a circumnavigation of the world in 5 months, 9 days, which included 20 days spent in ports.
Robert Lee Perry (1909 - 1991) Nautical China Lightning Clipper Ship Seascape Oil Painting Signed By Listed Artist