English, b. 1949

Racing Off The Isle of Wight

oil on canvas
signed J. Steven Dews lower left
30 x 60 in., frame: 41 1/2 x 71 1/2 in.

  • Notes: The painting captures an English J Boat race at the top of the Solent, just below the Royal Yacht Squadron Castle, Cowes. In the lead, the royal racing yacht "Brittania," K1, flies the Prince of Wales' royal racing standard, signified by the feathers in the center. The "Brittania" launched in 1893, and after many years of victorious British Big-Class and J Class racing, it was scuttled off the Isle of Wight at the request of King George V.
  • Provenance: Sotheby's London (mid 1990s-early 2000s); by descent within the family of a private collector.
  • Dimensions: 30 x 60 in., frame: 41 1/2 x 71 1/2 in.
  • Artist Name: JOHN STEVEN DEWS
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • Condition: "As-is" - areas of flaking paint in the sky, with some corresponding losses; surface soiling throughout.

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