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    Sale 5887

    Maritime Art

    13 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 829

    Brian J. Jones, 20th/21st Century

    Candida and Yankee racing in the Solent, 1935

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Brian J. Jones, 20th/21st Century
    Candida and Yankee racing in the Solent, 1935
    signed 'Brian J.Jones' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    36 x 60 in. (91.4 x 152.4 cm.)


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    Yankee was built for Gerard B. Lambert of Boston by G. Lawley at Neponset, Massachusetts, in 1930. Designed by Paine, Belknap & Skene, she was classed as a sloop but was extensively refitted to comply with the prevailing J-class rules when her owner accepted an invitation to race her at Cowes in the 1935 season. As it was King George V's Silver Jubilee that year, Cowes attracted an even greater throng than usual of notable yachts and there were many memorable races, not least the spectacle above, to reward the spectators.

    For details of Candida's career, see notes accompanying lot 838.

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