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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 130

    A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM INCLUDING AMERICA'S CUP J-CLASS YACHTS

    BY WEST & SONS AND OTHERS, 1892-96

    Price Realised  

    A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM INCLUDING AMERICA'S CUP J-CLASS YACHTS
    BY WEST & SONS AND OTHERS, 1892-96
    Album of 339 albumen and gelatin silver prints, including yachts such as Valkyrie II and III, other scenic prints, majority captioned and dated in ink on mounts
    Varying sizes from 3 x 2½ in. (7.6 x 5.6 cm.) to 12 x 15 in. (30 x 38 cm.). Album size: 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.9 cm.)


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    'Valkyrie II' and 'Valkyrie III', owned by Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (d. 1926) were unsuccessful British challengers of the 8th and 9th America's Cup in 1893 and 1895 against the American yachts 'Vigilant' and 'Defender'.

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    Provenance

    The Derbyshire family, by repute.