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October 19 2019
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Charles Edward Dixon’s RMS Olympic off New York will go to auction at Bonhams at the end of the month.

On October 29, Bonhams in London, the only international auction house with a dedicated Marine Sale, will offer a series of more than 130 maritime works spanning the 1700s to the present day. Of particular interest: Charles Edward Dixon’s RMS Olympic off New York (estimate: $9,900 to $15,000), whose subject is the luxury liner Olympic, the White Star Line–owned older sister to the doomed Titanic, and John Steven Dews’s Taeping and Ariel, the Great Tea Race of 1866, depicting the Taeping’s narrow victory in one of the closely followed mid-19th-century races between clippers carrying the season’s fresh tea crop from China to Britain (estimate: $15,000 to $22,000). The pieces will be on view to the public starting on October 25. (bonhams.com) —Julia Vitale

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