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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    Arthur Wellington Fowles (1815-1883)

    A big cutter approaching the turning mark with the crowded club steamer beyond

    Price Realised  

    Arthur Wellington Fowles (1815-1883)
    A big cutter approaching the turning mark with the crowded club steamer beyond
    signed, inscribed and dated 'A.W. Fowles/Ryde 1888' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    16 x 24 in. (40.8 x 61 cm.)


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    Arthur Wellington Fowles was born in Ryde where he lived and worked all his life. His paintings of yachts racing reflect his passion for the sea, and for Ryde itself. He also excelled in subjects associated with Queen Victoria's frequent visits to her official residence, Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    RACING YACHTS