• Maritime Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5949

    Maritime Art

    11 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    Robert Moore (b.1945)

    Yankee and Astra powering along in the Solent off Norris Castle with the rest of the fleet astern

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    Robert Moore (b.1945)
    Yankee and Astra powering along in the Solent off Norris Castle with the rest of the fleet astern
    signed 'Rbt Moore' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.3 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.

    Designed and built by Camper & Nicholsons at Gosport in 1928, Astra was a beautiful Bermudian-rigged composite cutter of 91 tons gross (83 net) and measured 115 feet in length with a 20 foot beam. Originally built for Sir A. Mortimer Singer, the naturalised British son of the inventor of the sewing machine, she was owned for most of the 1930s by Mr. Hugh Paul who enjoyed much success with her during the so-called 'golden years' before the death of King George V after the 1935 season.

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