~ Fine And Impressive Watercolour Of The J Class Yacht Race 1934 By Colin Baxter ~
A superb maritime painting by the respected Hampshire artist, signed to the lower left.
It is presented in a glazed frame with lined double mounts.
The reverse of the painting has the following details…
“J. Class Yacht 1934
Shamrock V leading Astra (K2) and Velsheda (J-K7)”
It is also has the paintings date of June 1986 and has the artists signature.
~ Shamrock V ~
Shamrock V was the first British yacht to be built to the new J-Class rule. She was commissioned by Sir Thomas Lipton for his fifth America’s Cup challenge. Although refitted several times, Shamrock is the only original J-class never to have fallen into dereliction.
Shamrock V was built from wood, with mahogany planking over steel frames and, most significantly, a hollow spruce mast. As a result of rule changes, she was the first British contender for the America’s Cup to carry the Bermuda rig. Following her launch on 14 April 1930 she showed early promise on the British Regatta circuit winning 15 of 22 races. She also underwent continuous upgrading with changes to her hull shape, rudder, and modifications to the rig to create a more effective racing sail plan before departing to America in time for the 15th America’s Cup.
~ Condition ~
The painting, mounts and frame are in excellent order.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 76 cm (30 inches) wide by 56 cm (22 inches) tall.
The painting is 58 cm (22.75 inches) wide by 36 cm (14 inches) tall.
It weighs 4.16 Kg.