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    Sale 7489

    Important Maritime Art

    31 October 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 100

    Arthur Wellington Fowles (1815-1883)

    Racing cutters tacking inshore off Ryde Pier

    Price Realised  

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    Arthur Wellington Fowles (1815-1883)
    Racing cutters tacking inshore off Ryde Pier
    signed, inscribed and dated 'A. W Fowles/1880 Ryde' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 18 5/8 in. (30.4 x 47.3 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

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN