London, South Kensington
26 May 2004
John Allcot, F.R.S.A. (1888-1973)
The Blue Star Line's Queensland Star in Sydney Harbour, with the America's Cup yacht Gretel and her sparring partner Vim undergoing trials in the foreground
signed 'John Allcot' (lower left)
oil on canvasboard
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
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Gretel was designed and built for the 1962 America's Cup, where, having won the second race for Australia, she lost overall (4-1). Sir Frank Packer, Gretel's owner, chartered the Vanderbilt yacht Vim as a sparring partner during the trials.
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