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    Sale 5386

    Maritime

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    Shane Michael Couch (b.1963)

    Adela in close quarters with an adversary, off Rocken End, Isle of Wight, 1905

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    Shane Michael Couch (b.1963)
    Adela in close quarters with an adversary, off Rocken End, Isle of Wight, 1905
    signed and dated 'Shane Couch 98' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    40 x 60 in. (101.6 x 152.4 cm.)


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    Adela, designed by William C. Storey and built by Fay & Co. at Southampton, was owned by Mr. Claud Cayley of Tunbridge Wells. Registered at 224 tons gross, she measured 109 feet in length with a 22 foot beam and made her debut at the Kiel Regatta shortly after she was launched on 29th April 1903. Sold by Mr. Cayley just prior to the Great War, she was renamed Heartease by a subsequent owner in 1924 and was still afloat after the Second World War.

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