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b. 1939 - d. 2017

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      • John Mecray Signed Lithograph Sloop Providence
        Jan. 25, 2024

        John Mecray Signed Lithograph Sloop Providence

        Est: $200 - $300

        John Mecray Signed and Numbered 15/150 Lithograph The Continental Sloop Providence, Framed. Measures 34 inches x 41 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • JOHN MECRAY Signed Yacht Print
        Jan. 14, 2024

        JOHN MECRAY Signed Yacht Print

        Est: $100 - $200

        18.25" H x 30.75" W x 1.25" D. Titled "The Schooner Yacht Coronet Heading Home"

        Rivich Auction
      • John Mecray, American, Born 1938
        Sep. 10, 2023

        John Mecray, American, Born 1938

        Est: $250 - $500

        An Atlantic Passing, Lithograph On Paper, Pencil Signed Lower Right, Ed. 777/950 Lower Left, Sight 22 X 28 Inches, Matted Under Glass In Black And Gilt Frame, 30 X 37 X 1.25 Inches. See Photos For Additional Condition Information.

        J. Garrett Auctioneers
      • John Mecray Signed & Numbered Maritime Print
        Aug. 10, 2023

        John Mecray Signed & Numbered Maritime Print

        Est: $100 - $200

        John Mecray Framed, Signed & Numbered 493/750 Maritime Print Titled "Shamrock 5". Framed measures 41 inches x 23 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • John Mecray Signed & Numbered Maritime Print w COA
        Aug. 10, 2023

        John Mecray Signed & Numbered Maritime Print w COA

        Est: $100 - $200

        John Mecray Framed, Signed & Numbered 329/950 Maritime Print Titled "Reaching Off Soundings, The Schooner Yacht Coronet", with Certificate of Authenticity. Framed measures 40 inches x 25 inches.

        Greenwich Auction
      • JOHN MARCY MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017), Three prints:, Framed from 23” x 30” to 26” x 35”.
        May. 16, 2023

        JOHN MARCY MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017), Three prints:, Framed from 23” x 30” to 26” x 35”.

        Est: $300 - $400

        JOHN MARCY MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017 Three prints: "The Concordia Yawls", "A Narragansett Passing" and "Coronet".

        Eldred's
      • TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century Images 15.25” x 35.25”. Framed 27.5” x 45.25”.
        Jan. 26, 2023

        TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century Images 15.25” x 35.25”. Framed 27.5” x 45.25”.

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century "The Schooner Yacht America" and "Gloucester Schooner L.A. Dunton". Both signed and numbered in pencil.

        Eldred's
      • 1993 CHARLESTON MARITIME FESTIVAL POSTER
        Oct. 02, 2022

        1993 CHARLESTON MARITIME FESTIVAL POSTER

        Est: $125 - $225

        Vintage Maritime Charleston Festival 1993 Poster by artist John Mecray. John Marcy Mecray (1937-2017) was an American realist painter best known for his marine art. In Rustic Od Boat Wood Frame. In frame measures 24"x24"x2". Weight 9 pds. PROVENANCE: A Private Charleston SC Estate. NO IN HOUSE SHIPPING. *******Pickup or Shipping on this item offered through, UPS (843) 203-3466 [email protected] , Pak Mail 843-849-0310 - [email protected] Please contact one of them or your own choice of shipper directly.

        Charleston Estate Auctions
      • TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century Images 15.25” x 35.25”. Framed 27.5” x 45.25”.
        Sep. 08, 2022

        TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century Images 15.25” x 35.25”. Framed 27.5” x 45.25”.

        Est: $500 - $1,000

        TWO JOHN MECRAY PRINTS 20th Century "The Schooner Yacht America" and "Gloucester Schooner L.A. Dunton". Both signed and numbered in pencil.

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MARCY MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Beavertail"., Mixed media on woven paper, 17.5" x 23.25" sight. Framed 28.5" x 34.25".
        Aug. 25, 2022

        JOHN MARCY MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Beavertail"., Mixed media on woven paper, 17.5" x 23.25" sight. Framed 28.5" x 34.25".

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        JOHN MARCY MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 "Beavertail". Signed, titled and dated lower right "John Mecray Beavertail 6/23-24/1995".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Coronet"., Oil on canvas, 23" x 36". Framed 28" x 41".
        Aug. 05, 2022

        JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Coronet"., Oil on canvas, 23" x 36". Framed 28" x 41".

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 "Coronet". Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray 1980". Titled on frame plaque.

        Eldred's
      • "The Schooner Yacht America" Lithograph by John Mecray
        Jun. 22, 2022

        "The Schooner Yacht America" Lithograph by John Mecray

        Est: $200 - $400

        Framed lithograph by John Mecray entitled "The Schooner Yacht America . Signed lower right John Mecray and numbered 803 aout of 950. Frame measures approx. 26" tall x 44" wide. Please read the terms and conditions. This sale will be broadcast live on sale day with full descriptions of each lot being sold. All items MUST be paid for within 24 HOURS of the sale. Anyone who has not paid within 24 hours will have a dispute opened against them and will not be able to bid at future sales. All items in this sale are local pick up only, or shipping via UPS store in Monmouth Junction, NJ. If you need your items shipped, we will send your items to the UPS store in Monmouth Junction, NJ . They will pack it and ship it to you and you will pay them separately and directly. Please call them to get a quote before bidding. Their phone number is 732-230-3551. If you are picking your items up you must contact us NO LATER than 24 hours after the sale to schedule an appointment to pick up. Pick up dates are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Monday ONLY, and are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!! After Monday, if you have not picked up your items, they will be disposed of.

        Bodnar's Auction Sales
      • John MECRAY: Pair of Nautical Prints
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Pair of Nautical Prints

        Est: $150 - $250

        Two prints: American Cup 1885 and New York Thirties. Both signed lower right. [Prints: 10" H x 23" W; Frames: 21" H x 32" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Ship at Sea - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Ship at Sea - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print depicting a ship on the horizon on sunset sea. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 2/10. [Print: 17" H x 24" W; Frame: 29" H x 36" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: "Reaching Home" - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: "Reaching Home" - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print "Reaching Home" depicting a yacht at full sail. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 13/50. [Print: 21" H x 34" W; Frame: 31" H x 46" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Schooner Yacht - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Schooner Yacht - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print of the Schooner Yacht "Atlantic", from 1905. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 455/950. [Print: 18" H x 35" W; 26" H x 42" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: "The Jibe" - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: "The Jibe" - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print of The Jibe, Americas Cup, 1899. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 13/50. [Print: 22" H x 32" W; Frame: 31" H x 40" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Stormy Weather - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Stormy Weather - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print of stormy weather with a yacht at sea. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 13/50. [Print: 20" H x 33" W; Frame: 30" H x 42" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Columbus' Ships - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Columbus' Ships - Nautical Print

        Est: $100 - $150

        Columbus' three ships on the horizon at sea, 500th anniversary. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 618/675. [Print: 19" H x 35" W; Frame: 28" H x 45" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: "The Chase" - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: "The Chase" - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        "The Chase", Shamrock V leading Britannia print, signed lower right, Artists Proof, # 13/50. [Print: 21" H x 35" W; Frame: 30" H x 45" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Fastnet 1979 - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Fastnet 1979 - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Fastnet 1979, yacht in rough seas. Signed lower right, Artists Proof # 284/450. [Print: 17" H x 35" W; Frame: 26" H x 45" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • John MECRAY: Columbia Shamrock - Nautical Print
        Apr. 23, 2022

        John MECRAY: Columbia Shamrock - Nautical Print

        Est: $150 - $200

        Print of Columbia Shamrock, Americas Cup, 1899. Signed lower right, Artist's Proof, # 34/50. [Print: 21" H x 33" W; Frame: 29" H x 43" W]. In good condition.

        Roland Auctions NY
      • JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Stormy Weather"., Color lithograph, 24" x 37". Framed 25.5" x 38.5".
        Mar. 17, 2022

        JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017), "Stormy Weather"., Color lithograph, 24" x 37". Framed 25.5" x 38.5".

        Est: $200 - $250

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 "Stormy Weather". Signed in pencil lower right. Numbered 408/975.

        Eldred's
      • SIGNED JOHN MECRAY SCHOONER PRINT
        Feb. 06, 2022

        SIGNED JOHN MECRAY SCHOONER PRINT

        Est: -

        FRAMED UNDER GLASS, "THE SCHOONER KIRIN REACHING FOR NEWPORT", APPROX. 32" X 19" TALL

        Lakelands Auction Service
      • JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017), "Beavertail"., Mixed media on woven paper, 17.5" x 23.25" sight. Framed 28.5" x 34.25".
        Jul. 30, 2021

        JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017), "Beavertail"., Mixed media on woven paper, 17.5" x 23.25" sight. Framed 28.5" x 34.25".

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 "Beavertail". Signed, titled and dated lower right "John Mecray Beavertail 6/23-24/1995".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island, 1937-2017), Three lithographs:, Framed sizes:, 1) 31” x 41”., 2) 35” x 38”, 3) 33.5” x 45.5”
        May. 13, 2021

        JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island, 1937-2017), Three lithographs:, Framed sizes:, 1) 31” x 41”., 2) 35” x 38”, 3) 33.5” x 45.5”

        Est: $300 - $500

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island, 1937-2017 Three lithographs: "The Jibe", "Reliance" and the "Race of the Century". All signed in pencil. "Reliance" and the "Race of the Century" remarqued.

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY LIMITED EDITION AMERICA'S CUP PRINT
        Apr. 27, 2021

        JOHN MECRAY LIMITED EDITION AMERICA'S CUP PRINT

        Est: $10 - $1,000

        Editioned 852/950 and pencil signed lower right. Published 1990. "Return of the Legends Shamrock V & Endeavour." Dimensions: (Frame) H 27.25" x W 43.25", (Sight) H 19" x W 35" Condition: Some scuffs to frame, nicks to edges.

        Westport Auction
      • JOHN MECRAY SIGNED NAUTICAL LITHOGRAPH
        Apr. 09, 2021

        JOHN MECRAY SIGNED NAUTICAL LITHOGRAPH

        Est: $10 - $1,000

        Pencil signed, numbered 304/750. Dimensions: (Frame) H 26" x W 28", (Sight) H 17.75" x W 19.75" Condition: No issues to note.

        Westport Auction
      • JOHN MECRAY , Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of squalls., Signed lower right. Provenance:An Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode
        Jan. 28, 2021

        JOHN MECRAY , Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of squalls., Signed lower right. Provenance:An Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of squalls. Signed lower right. Provenance:An Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island. John Mecray described this painting as, "Dawn breaks as the stately schooner Coronet heads for land and a safe harbor. The majesty of a radiant dawn eclipses an undulating wind-tossed sea; a sea that shows all the telltale signs of a recently passed storm." This was the first (and last) in a new series of paintings by John Mecray. Here the environment dominates the scene as the classic vessel is seen in the far distance. It is a striking departure from Mecray's close-in depictions of yachts and the teeming harbor scenes he is known for. Oil on canvas, 24" x 33". Framed 31" x 40".

        Eldred's
      • John Mecray, American Lithograph
        Nov. 14, 2020

        John Mecray, American Lithograph

        Est: $100 - $200

        Signed limited edition lithograph - "An Atlantic Passing" Overall size: 30 1/4 x 37 1/2 in. Sight Size: 21 x 28 1/2 in.

        Sarasota Estate Auction
      • JOHN MECRAY (1939-2017) The Schooner Yacht America 1851
        Nov. 08, 2020

        JOHN MECRAY (1939-2017) The Schooner Yacht America 1851

        Est: $100 - $200

        JOHN MECRAY (1939-2017) The Schooner Yacht America 1851 colour lithograph published 1980 signed and editioned on margin: John Mecray 754/950 39 x 90cm

        Gibson's Auctions
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Coronet"., Oil and acrylic on canvas, 29" x 46". Framed 36.5" x 53".
        Aug. 13, 2020

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Coronet"., Oil and acrylic on canvas, 29" x 46". Framed 36.5" x 53".

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 "Coronet". Signed lower right "John Mecray". Titled on frame plaque. After being inspired by a 1980 article in Wooden Boat magazine featuring the languishing schooner Coronet , Mecray set out on a mission to restore the vessel to her original glory. To support these efforts, he painted three oils as well as a set of limited edition prints, of which he donated most of the sale proceeds. Due in large part to Mecray's efforts, the Coronet has been recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and has been called America's "Most Historic Yacht". A full-scale restoration of the Coronet commenced in 2008 at the Newport campus of IYRS School of Technology & Trades. Provenance: The artist to the current owner, an Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island. Oil and acrylic on canvas, 29" x 46". Framed 36.5" x 53".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Concordia Moon and Star., Pencil on paper, 8.5" x 10.25". Framed 12" x 14".
        Aug. 13, 2020

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Concordia Moon and Star., Pencil on paper, 8.5" x 10.25". Framed 12" x 14".

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 Concordia Moon and Star. Initialed lower right "JM". Provenance: The artist to the current owner, an Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island. Pencil on paper, 8.5" x 10.25". Framed 12" x 14".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Custom portfolio of 29 artist's proofs and remarqued color lithographs.
        Aug. 13, 2020

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Custom portfolio of 29 artist's proofs and remarqued color lithographs.

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 Custom portfolio of 29 artist's proofs and remarqued color lithographs. Folio 42.5" x 30". Includes: 1) "The Continental Sloop Providence. Captain Paul Jones - June 13, 1776". Artist's proof 6/15. Remarque lower left of Providence firing a shot. Sheet size 28" x 35.5". 2) " Reliance 1903". Artist's proof 3/25. No remarque. Sheet size 11" x 13". 3) " Coronet". Artist's proof 3/25. No remarque. Sheet size 12.5" x 16". 4) "1930 Mount Hope & Enterprise". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of the two ships. Sheet size 19" x 31". 5) "The Concordia Yawls - Celebrating their fiftieth anniversary, 1938-1988". Artist's proof 4/50. Remarque lower right of the ship from behind. Sheet size 21" x 30". 6) "A Narragansett Passing CA. 1935". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of the ship front the front. Sheet size 24.5" x 33.5". 7) "New York Harbour May 14, 1851". Artist's proof 24.5" x 39". Remarqued lower left of two of the ships. Sheet size 24.5" x 39". 8) " Atlantic. Holder of the Trans Atlantic Record Since 1905 - 12 Days - 4 Hours - 1 Minute". Artist's proof 4/50. Remarque lower left of a side view of the Atlantic. Sheet size 25" x 34". 9) " Westward & Britannia, Fetching the Mark". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of the two ships. Sheet size 24" x 23.5". 10) "Reaching Off Soundings - The Schooner Yacht Coronet". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of the Coronet from the side with another ship in the distance. Sheet size 24" x 38". 11) "An Atlantic Passing Circa 1903". Artist's proof 3/60. Remarque lower left of two ships. Sheet size 25" x 32". 12)"1492 - 'I have the keys of those great barriers of Ocean that were closed with such Mighty Chains' Christopher Columbus. On the occasion of the Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Epic Voyage - 1992." Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower right of three ships and a sea serpent. Sheet size 22.5" x 39". 13) " Brilliant. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of her Launching April 23, 1932". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower right of the ship from the other side. Sheet size 22.75" x 38". 14) "1932 Close Hauled for the Finish". Artist's proof 6/50. Remarque lower left of the ship from the size. Sheet size 24.5" x 37.5". 15) "1926 The Schooner Yacht Westward, 323 Tons". Artist's proof 3/7. Remarque lower left of the ship from another angle. Sheet size 18" x 26". 16) "The Race of a Century". Artist's proof 8/50. Remarque lower left of the ships. Sheet size 25.25" x 38.25". 17) " Shamrock V. Sir Thomas Linton's Challenger for the America's Cup 1930". Artist's proof 15/50. Remarque lower left of multiple ships. Sheet size 20.5" x 39". 18) "The 1891 Herreshoff Sloop Gloriana". Artist's proof 8/50. Remarque lower left of the Gloriana and another ship. Sheet size 22" x 24". 19) "Under Full Sail Schooner Yacht Westward". Artist's proof 4/50. Remarque lower left of Westward and another ship. Sheet size 23.5" x 39.5". 20) "A Chesapeake Passing - the Shipjack Flora A. Price of the steamer Tangier, ca. 1915". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of another angle of the Tangier. Sheet size 22" x 28.5". 21) " Coronet. America's Last Surviving 19th Century Grand Yacht". Artist's proof 3/25. Remarque lower left of the Coronet from another angle. Sheet size 22" x 28.5". 22) "The First Defense of the America's Cup, August 8th 1870". Artist's proof 12/50. Remarque lower left of one of the ships. Sheet size 22" x 33.25". 23) " Reliance. The 1903 Herreshoff America's Cup Defender". Artist's proof 8/50. Remarque lower left of a scene aboard the ship. Sheet size 25.5" x 29". 24) " Reliance leading Shamrock III in the race for the America's Cup 1903". Artist's proof 4/50. Remarque lower left of one of the ships. Sheet size 24.25" x 39.5". 25) "Gloucester Schooner L.A. Dunton Off Soundings". Artist's proof 3/50. Remarque lower left of the L.A. Dunton from another angle. Sheet size 23" x 40". 26) " Courageous vs Australia. The 23rd Defense of the America's Cup - September 1977". Artist's proof 6/10. Remarque lower right of the ships. Sheet size 22.5" x 26.75". 27) "The Schooner Yacht America. The Crossing, June 21 - July 11, 1851". Artist's proof 6/50. Remarque lower left of America from a different angle. 28) Rainbow. Defender of the America's Cup in 1934. Artist's proof 6/50. Remarque lower left of the Rainbow and another ship. Sheet size 16.5" x 38". 29) "The Schooner Yacht Atlantic. Setting the Trans-Atlantic record. May 17-29, 1905". Artist's proof 6/50. Remarque lower left of the Atlantic from a different angle. Sheet size 23" x 40". Provenance: An Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island.

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of sq...
        Jul. 30, 2020

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of sq...

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017 "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of squalls. Signed lower right. Provenance: An Important Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island. John Mecray described this painting as, "Dawn breaks as the stately schooner Coronet heads for land and a safe harbor. The majesty of a radiant dawn eclipses an undulating wind-tossed sea; a sea that shows all the telltale signs of a recently passed storm." This was the first (and last) in a new series of paintings by John Mecray. Here the environment dominates the scene as the classic vessel is seen in the far distance. It is a striking departure from Mecray's close-in depictions of yachts and the teaming harbor scenes he is known for. Oil on canvas, 24" x 33". Framed 31" x 40".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...
        Nov. 21, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail. Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray '74". Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1976. Commodore William Stone Luckett II of the Larchmont Yacht Club, and thence by descent to the current owners. Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75" x 38.5".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, "Stormy Weather"., Oil on canvas, 22" x 40". Framed 29" x 47".
        Nov. 21, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, "Stormy Weather"., Oil on canvas, 22" x 40". Framed 29" x 47".

        Est: $40,000 - $60,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 "Stormy Weather". Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray 2000". Titled on frame plaque. Stormy Weather is a 54-foot ocean racing yawl designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens, launched from the Henry B. Nevins yard in New York on May 14, 1934. She was named after the song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler. Her first owner, Philip LeBoutillier, was president of the Best & Co. department store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. An evolution from the Sparkman & Stephens yacht Dorade (1929), Stormy Weather (design #27) was often named by Olin Stephens as one of his favorite designs. In 1935 she won both the Newport to Bergen Transatlantic Race and the Fastnet race. She won the Miami-Nassau Race five times, from 1937 to 1941, under various owners. She has raced continuously to the present day, has crossed the Atlantic 36 times, and has undergone two major restorations. John Mecray chose to depict Stormy Weather in a scene in which, in his words, "the sea and sky dominate the vessel. I wanted her to be skirting bad weather, heading toward a brighter horizon. ... She should be moving purposefully in her element, shouldering a relentless sea, but moving easily." This lot is being sold to support the endowment of scholarships at IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Oil on canvas, 22" x 40". Framed 29" x 47".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Flying Cloud Departs., Oil on canvas, 32" x 50". Framed 38" x 56".
        Nov. 21, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Flying Cloud Departs., Oil on canvas, 32" x 50". Framed 38" x 56".

        Est: $60,000 - $80,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 The Flying Cloud Departs. Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray 1984". In this work, the newly launched Flying Cloud departs her East River berth on her maiden voyage on the morning of June 2, 1851. Under tow by a side-wheeled tug, the clipper was outward bound to San Francisco via Cape Horn. She was designed and built by Donald McKay of East Boston and owned by Grinell, Miturn & Co. of New York. Built for the China Trade, the expectations before her maiden voyage were that she would out-sail any vessel in the world. Under the command of Josiah Creesy, whose reputation as a hard driving captain, and his wife Eleanor Creesy, it came as little surprise that she set a record of 89 days, 21 hours for the 14,000-mile passage. Two years later she would beat her own record by 13 hours, a record that remained until 1989. In 1862, Flying Cloud was sold to the Black Ball Line, Liverpool, sailing under British colors under the same name, traveling between the mother country and Australia and New Zealand. Her latter years were spent in the log trade between Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. On June 19, 1874, Flying Cloud went ashore on the Beacon Island bar, Saint John, New Brunswick, and was condemned and sold. This lot is being sold to support the endowment of scholarships at IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Oil on canvas, 32" x 50". Framed 38" x 56".

        Eldred's
      • John Mecray, Signed Nautical Print
        Nov. 20, 2019

        John Mecray, Signed Nautical Print

        Est: $100 - $200

        (American b. 1938) " The Schooner Yacht Coronet Heading Home - circa 1895", signed lower right. Frame size: 16 3/4" high, 29 1/4" wide. Not examined out of frame. Provenance: Property of a New Haven County CT Estate.

        Schwenke Auctioneers
      • John Mecray Colored Print "1879 First Defense America's Cup"
        Oct. 26, 2019

        John Mecray Colored Print "1879 First Defense America's Cup"

        Est: $400 - $700

        John Mecray Colored Print "1879 First Defense America's Cup", This is the official commemorative print for the 25th Defense 1983 after the oil painting done by John Mecray, Newport RI and dedicated by the artist to Randolph J Schaefer 1900-1982, 18 1/4" x 30", matted and framed under glass.

        The Cobbs
      • John Mecray Colored Print "L.A. Dunton"
        Oct. 26, 2019

        John Mecray Colored Print "L.A. Dunton"

        Est: $300 - $500

        John Mecray Colored Print "L.A. Dunton", Originally published by Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Conn. copyright 1978, titled "Gloucester Harbour - L.A. Dunton - Off Soundings", signed lower right in pencil "John Mecray", 19" x 36" sight, matted and gold framed under glass.

        The Cobbs
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The American clipper ship Flying Cloud., Oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Framed.
        Jul. 25, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The American clipper ship Flying Cloud., Oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Framed.

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 The American clipper ship Flying Cloud. Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray 1982". Built by Donald McKay in Boston, the extreme clipper Flying Cloud was launched in April 1851 and arrived in New York two weeks later, towed by the tug Ajax . On her first voyage she lost her main and mizzen top gallant masts, but she later became known for making fast passages, including a record 89 days from New York to San Francisco. In 1859 she was engaged to carry troops to London, and her later years were spent in the timber trade. In 1874 she went aground and broke her back, after which she was sold and broken up. In this painting, America's most famous clipper ship makes landfall as her crew shortens sail in a moderate breeze. Her flying jib and royals have been furled and they work on securing the main. This lot is being sold to support the endowment of scholarships at IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Framed.

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      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1936-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...
        Jul. 13, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1936-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1936-2017 The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail. Signed and dated lower right "John Mecray '74". Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York, 1976. Commodore William Stone Luckett II of the Larchmont Yacht Club, and thence by descent to the current owners. Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75" x 38.5".

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      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Chase, Shamrock V., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 29.5" x 54.75".
        Jul. 13, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Chase, Shamrock V., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 29.5" x 54.75".

        Est: $70,000 - $100,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 The Chase, Shamrock V. Signed and dated lower left "John Mecray 1999". This is the fourth painting of Shamrock V by John Mecray. Here, Mecray depicts Shamrock V sailing downwind in the Solent in her last race before going to America for the 1930 America's Cup, leading King George V's Britannia , with the rest of the "The Big Class" yachts in the distance under the cloud of her tremendous spinnaker. Designed and built by Charles Nicholson at the Camper and Nicholson yard in Gosport, Shamrock V was built with mahogany planking over steel frames and fitted with 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 in April 1930 she showed early promise on the British Regatta circuit, winning 15 of 22 races. She underwent continuous improvements, including those to her hull, rudder and rig, before departing to America for the 15th America's Cup. Shamrock V would face the best of four New York syndicates, including Weetamoe , Yankee , Whirlwind and Enterprise . Eventually, Harold Vanderbilt's Enterprise emerged from the competitive round-robins as the chosen defender. Enterprise , skippered by Harold Vanderbilt, bested Shamrock V in four races with convincing victories, and after the fourth race, which clinched the cup for Enterprise , Sir Thomas Lipton was heard to utter "I can't win". Lipton, after endearing himself to the American public for 31 years and five attempts, would die the following year, never fulfilling his ambition to win the Cup. This lot is being sold to support the endowment of scholarships at IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 29.5" x 54.75".

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      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, Westward vs. Britannia., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 31.75" x 51.75".
        Jul. 13, 2019

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, Westward vs. Britannia., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 31.75" x 51.75".

        Est: $80,000 - $120,000

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017 Westward vs. Britannia. Signed lower right "John Mecray 1985". Westward was launched March 31, 1910 as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. in Bristol, Rhode Island. She was arguably one of the most famous and best-known racing schooners in the world. She was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the "Wizard of Bristol", the designer of the America's Cup defenders that turned back all six challenges from 1893 to 1920. Westward was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in the world in 1910, and with Captain Charlie Barr at her helm, she sailed successfully against racing yachts like Britannia , Lulworth and Meteor II . Westward went to England shortly after her launching in 1910. In this painting Mecray depicts the two yachts in a close rounding at a buoy in the Solent with the steam yacht Ianara attending. Westward has all sails set as it took a strong breeze to power a schooner of her size and maintain a lead over a fast cutter such as Britannia. This lot is being sold to support the endowment of scholarships at IYRS School of Technology and Trades. Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 31.75" x 51.75".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017, Pencil sketch of the yacht Enterprise., 11.13" x 22.25" sight. Framed 22.25" x 31...
        Jul. 20, 2018

        JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017, Pencil sketch of the yacht Enterprise., 11.13" x 22.25" sight. Framed 22.25" x 31...

        Est: $3,500 - $4,500

        JOHN MECRAY Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017 Pencil sketch of the yacht Enterprise. A cut-off view of the hull, boom and lower portion of mast and sails, typical of Mecray's work. Seventeen figures on deck, including a group of sailors feeding sail to the bowman at the bow, figures hauling lines around the mast and a formally dressed Harold Vanderbilt at the wheel. Accurately rendered and outstandingly detailed deck fittings, helm, sails, rigging and hardware. Signed and dated center right "John Mecray 82". The yacht Enterprise was the first J-Class to compete in the American's Cup, when it took on Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock V in 1930. The Enterprise , designed by W. Starling Burgess, was 120.9 feet overall, 22.1 feet in beam, and she drew 14.6 feet. Provenance: Glen Foster Collection. 11.13" x 22.25" sight. Framed 22.25" x 31.5".

        Eldred's
      • JOHN MECRAY (American, 1938-) THREE LIMITED EDITION SAILING PRINTS.
        Aug. 25, 2016

        JOHN MECRAY (American, 1938-) THREE LIMITED EDITION SAILING PRINTS.

        Est: $600 - $800

        1) "Fetching the Mark" 586/850, pencil signed lower right. 2) "Reliance Leading Shamrock III" 622/750, pencil signed lower right. 3) "The Concorndia Yawls-Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary 1938-1988" 332/750, pencil signed lower right. All nicely housed with multiple, colorful mats. SIZE: 1) Sight: 18-1/2" x 19". Overall: 27" x 27". 2) Sight: 19-1/2" x 35". Overall: 26-1/2" x 41-1/2". 3) Sight: 17" x 26". Overall: 26" x 35". CONDITION: All very good to excellent, not examined out of frames. 50384-3

        James D. Julia
      • JOHN MECRAY (1938-,RI) - REACHING OFF SOUNDINGS - Large nautical lithograph on paper
        May. 07, 2016

        JOHN MECRAY (1938-,RI) - REACHING OFF SOUNDINGS - Large nautical lithograph on paper

        Est: $600 - $800

        JOHN MECRAY (1938-,RI) - REACHING OFF SOUNDINGS - Large nautical lithograph on paper. Image of schooner with title beneath. Housed in distressed wood frame, hand signed bottom right 531/950, dated 1988. 36" x 48" x 1"

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