Michael James Whitehand (British, b. 1941) The Californian Clippership "Sweepstakes" Passing the Needles Lighthouse - 1862 Signed "MJ WHITEHAND" l.l., signed or inscribed and dated "M. Whitehand '91" in ink on the stretcher, titled in an inscription on the stretcher and on a presentation plaque. Oil on canvas, 32 x 40 in. (81.0 x 101.5 cm), framed. Condition: Good. Provenance: From the artist to Christie's New York, Rockefeller Center, Maritime Art Auction, January 30, 2008, Sale #1963, Lot 343; through to the current private Rhode Island collection. Estimate $500-700 Framed dimensions are 39 1/2 x 47 1/2 x 2 1/8 inches. Back of the frame is inscribed with the artist's name and telephone number and the contact information for the Christie's Maritime Department administrator. Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.