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John Mecray(1939-2017)
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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".

Lot 2171: 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".

Auction Date: Jul 30, 2021

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: JOHN MECRAY
Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017
"Beavertail".

Signed, titled and dated lower right "John Mecray Beavertail 6/23-24/1995".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 173: JOHN MECRAY (Rhode Island, 1937-2017), Three lithographs:, Framed sizes:, 1) 31” x 41”., 2) 35” x 38”, 3) 33.5” x 45.5”

Auction Date: May 13, 2021

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: 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.
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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JOHN MECRAY LIMITED EDITION AMERICA'S CUP PRINT

Lot 422: JOHN MECRAY LIMITED EDITION AMERICA'S CUP PRINT

Auction Date: Apr 27, 2021

Estimate: $10 - $1,000

Description: 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....

Location: Norwalk, CT, US

Auction House: Westport Auction

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JOHN MECRAY SIGNED NAUTICAL LITHOGRAPH

Lot 153: JOHN MECRAY SIGNED NAUTICAL LITHOGRAPH

Auction Date: Apr 09, 2021

Estimate: $10 - $1,000

Description: 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....

Location: Norwalk, CT, US

Auction House: Westport Auction

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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

Lot 67: 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

Auction Date: Jan 28, 2021

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: 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".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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John Mecray, American Lithograph

Lot 628: John Mecray, American Lithograph

Auction Date: Nov 14, 2020

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: 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....

Location: Sarasota , FL, US

Auction House: Sarasota Estate Auction

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

Lot 187: JOHN MECRAY (1939-2017) The Schooner Yacht America 1851

Auction Date: Nov 08, 2020

Estimate: AUD100 - AUD200

Description: 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
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Location: Armadale, VIC, AU

Auction House: Gibson's Auctions

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

Lot 215: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Concordia Moon and Star., Pencil on paper, 8.5" x 10.25". Framed 12" x 14".

Auction Date: Aug 13, 2020

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

Description: 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
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Pencil on paper, 8.5" x 10.25". Framed 12" x 14".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 216: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Coronet"., Oil and acrylic on canvas, 29" x 46". Framed 36.5" x 53".

Auction Date: Aug 13, 2020

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: 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
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Oil and acrylic on canvas, 29" x 46". Framed 36.5" x 53".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 214: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, Custom portfolio of 29 artist's proofs and remarqued color lithographs.

Auction Date: Aug 13, 2020

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: 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
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 325: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1938-2017, "Daybreak", 1999, depicting the yacht Coronet in the distance after a night of sq...

Auction Date: Jul 30, 2020

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Description: 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
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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".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 297: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Flying Cloud Departs., Oil on canvas, 32" x 50". Framed 38" x 56".

Auction Date: Nov 21, 2019

Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000

Description: 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".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 299: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, "Stormy Weather"., Oil on canvas, 22" x 40". Framed 29" x 47".

Auction Date: Nov 21, 2019

Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000

Description: 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".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 432: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...

Auction Date: Nov 21, 2019

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: 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
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Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75" x 38.5".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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John Mecray, Signed Nautical Print

Lot 122: John Mecray, Signed Nautical Print

Auction Date: Nov 20, 2019

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: (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....

Location: Woodbury, CT, US

Auction House: Schwenke Auctioneers

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John Mecray Colored Print "L.A. Dunton"

Lot 152: John Mecray Colored Print "L.A. Dunton"

Auction Date: Oct 26, 2019

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: 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....

Location: Peterborough, NH, US

Auction House: The Cobbs

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

Lot 153: John Mecray Colored Print "1879 First Defense America's Cup"

Auction Date: Oct 26, 2019

Estimate: $400 - $700

Description: 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....

Location: Peterborough, NH, US

Auction House: The Cobbs

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

Lot 421: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The American clipper ship Flying Cloud., Oil on canvas, 20" x 32". Framed.

Auction Date: Jul 25, 2019

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 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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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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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".

Lot 62: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, Westward vs. Britannia., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 31.75" x 51.75".

Auction Date: Jul 13, 2019

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: 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".
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Location: Nantucket, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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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".

Lot 63: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1937-2017, The Chase, Shamrock V., Oil on canvas, 26" x 46". Framed 29.5" x 54.75".

Auction Date: Jul 13, 2019

Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000

Description: 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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Location: Nantucket, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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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"...

Lot 137: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1936-2017, The U.S.F. Constitution under full sail., Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75"...

Auction Date: Jul 13, 2019

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: 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
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Oil on canvas, 26" x 34". Framed 29.75" x 38.5".
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Location: Nantucket, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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John Mecray signed & numbered Lithograph Concordia

Lot 533: John Mecray signed & numbered Lithograph Concordia

Auction Date: Nov 29, 2018

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: John Mecray signed Print.Concordia Celebrating 50 years. 198/750. Framed in gold metal. Excellent condition. V:17x26. OA: 21"x30"...

Location: Niantic, CT, US

Auction House: 55 Penn Ave Gallery

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

Lot 717: JOHN MECRAY, Rhode Island/Pennsylvania, 1939-2017, Pencil sketch of the yacht Enterprise., 11.13" x 22.25" sight. Framed 22.25" x 31...

Auction Date: Jul 20, 2018

Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500

Description: 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".
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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

Lot 2584: JOHN MECRAY (American, 1938-) THREE LIMITED EDITION SAILING PRINTS.

Auction Date: Aug 25, 2016

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: 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...

Location: Fairfield, ME, US

Auction House: James D. Julia

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

Lot 248: JOHN MECRAY (1938-,RI) - REACHING OFF SOUNDINGS - Large nautical lithograph on paper

Auction Date: May 07, 2016

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: 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"...

Location: Seattle, WA, US

Auction House: Pacific Galleries

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John Mecray Print "A Narragansett Passing"

Lot 259: John Mecray Print "A Narragansett Passing"

Auction Date: Apr 30, 2016

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: Limited edition John Mecray print titled "A Narragansett Passing" after a painting by John Mecray which shows the paddle steamer "Providence" underway circa 1935. Matted and framed. Overall Dimensions: 44" L x 31" H Weight 15 1/2lbs...

Location: Norwell, MA, US

Auction House: Boston Harbor Auctions

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John Mecray (b. 1939) The Chase, Colored lithograph,

Lot 59: John Mecray (b. 1939) The Chase, Colored lithograph,

Auction Date: Dec 09, 2015

Estimate: $200 - $400

Description: John Mecray (b. 1939)The Chase,Colored lithograph,Signed lower right and numbered 798/975 lower left in pencil.Frame dimensions: h: 30 x w: 44 in. H: 17 3/4 W: 34 in....

Location: Cleveland , OH, US

Auction House: Gray's Auctioneers

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John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), 1492

Lot 937: John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), 1492

Auction Date: Nov 19, 2015

Estimate: $50 - $70

Description: John Mecray
(American, b. 1939)
1492
offset
edition 614/675, signed John Mecray
21 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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John Mecray (1939) colored lithograph, The Schooner Yacht Coronet "Reaching Off Soundings", signed in pencil lower right John Mecray...

Lot 255: John Mecray (1939) colored lithograph, The Schooner Yacht Coronet "Reaching Off Soundings", signed in pencil lower right John Mecray...

Auction Date: Nov 14, 2015

Estimate: $100 - $300

Description: John Mecray (1939) colored lithograph, The Schooner Yacht Coronet "Reaching Off Soundings", signed in pencil lower right John Mecray, numbered lower left 393/950, with Certificate of Authenticity, 19 1/2" x 34" sight size.
Property from Credit Suisse's Americana Collection
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Location: Windsor, CT, US

Auction House: Nadeau's Auction Gallery

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John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), 1492

Lot 250: John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), 1492

Auction Date: Jun 24, 2015

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: John Mecray
(American, b. 1939)
1492
offset
edition 614/675, signed John Mecray
21 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), New York Harbor, 1990

Lot 291: John Mecray, (American, b. 1939), New York Harbor, 1990

Auction Date: Jun 24, 2015

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: John Mecray
(American, b. 1939)
New York Harbor, 1990
offset lithograph
edition 881/950, signed John Mecray, titled and dated
17 x 33 5/8 inches.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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John Mecray "The First Defense" Sailing Print

Lot 88: John Mecray "The First Defense" Sailing Print

Auction Date: Apr 26, 2015

Estimate: $100 - $200

Description: John Mecray (American, 20th century), "The First Defense" official limited edition print after the painting for the 23rd defense of the America's Cup in 1983, inscribed, numbered and signed in pencil "Artists' proof 15/50". Framed, not examined out of frame. Sight size: 18" high, 29 3/4" wide. Frame size: 26 1/2" high, 38 1/2" wide. Condition: paper with wavy border at top center....

Location: Woodbury, CT, US

Auction House: Schwenke Auctioneers

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John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995

Lot 103: John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995

Auction Date: Jan 30, 2015

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995 20 x 48 in. (50.8 x 121.9 cm.)...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995

Lot 169: John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995

Auction Date: Jun 25, 2014

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000

Description: John Mecray (American, born 1939) Shamrock V, 1995 signed lower left: "John Mecray" oil on linen 20 x 48 in. (50.8 x 121.9 cm.)
The J-class yacht Shamrock V is probably the best known of the J-class yachts. Designed by Charles Nicholson for Sir Thomas Lipton to compete in the 1930 America's Cup. Following her launch on 14 April 1930 she showed early promise on the British Regatta circuit winning 15 of 22 races. On the American side, Winthrop Aldrich's syndicate emerged from the competitive round-robins with Enterprise as the eventual defender. The first of the best-of-seven races was a convincing victory for Enterprise winning by nearly three minutes. Shamrock V was to fare worse in the second race losing by nearly 10 minutes. The third race finally provided the assembled thousands on the shore at Newport, the racing they craved. Shamrock V's initial lead at the start was relinquished to Enterprise after a tacking duel. Following this surrender disaster struck, as Shamrock V's main halyard parted and her sail collapsed to the deck. The fourth race clinched the cup for Enterprise after which Sir Thomas Lipton was heard to utter "I can't win". 169 (detail) Sir Thomas Sopwith bought Shamrock V in 1931 as a trial horse to gain J-Class racing experience. He would add his own aeronautical expertise and material knowledge to build and perfect his challenger for the 16th America's cup, Endeavour. Shamrock V was then sold to Sopwith's aviation friend, and fellow yachtsman, Sir Richard Fairey campaigning her against other J-Class yachts Velsheda, Endeavour, and Yankee during the 1935 regatta season. In 1937, Shamrock V was sold to the Italian senator and industrialist Mario Crespi. This prompted Shamrock V's only name change to Quadrifoglio (Cloverleaf). Crespi also the modified Shamrock V for comfort by installing a maple interior. In 1962 Piero Scanu acquired her and instigated a comprehensive three year overhaul commencing in 1967 with Shamrock V returning to the Camper and Nicholson yard. In 1986, Shamrock V returned to the ownership of the Lipton Tea Company who donated her to the Museum of Yachting at Newport, Rhode Island. Another extensive restoration was instigated by her new owners and undertaken by Elizabeth Meyer in 1989. Following changes of ownership in the 1990s and another renovation, Shamrock V participated in a fitting reunion in August 2001 with the only two remaining J-Classes, Endeavour, and Velsheda, for the America's Cup Jubilee in the Solent.
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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John Mecray (American, born 1939);

Lot 3046: John Mecray (American, born 1939);

Auction Date: May 25, 2011

Estimate: $600 - $800

Description: circa 1978
Courageous vs. Australia
a limited edition print 228/250, signed lower right "John Mecray, and further remarked on the lower right with an image of the yacht race. Also signed on the lower left by Ted Turner, the skipper of Courageous, the winning yacht.
27 x 31 in. (68.5 x 78.7 cm.) framed.
(not examined out of the frame)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Bonhams

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John Mecray print of "Ranger"

Lot 1134: John Mecray print of "Ranger"

Auction Date: Nov 07, 2010

Estimate: $300 - $500

Description: Signed and numbered print of the 1939 America's Cup defender "Ranger", #305 of an edition of 975. Image shows a bow view of Ranger with crew on board. Matted and framed. 31" high x 45" wide...

Location: Boston, MA, US

Auction House: Boston Harbor Auctions

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JOHN MECRAY (American, b. 1939), "The Schooner

Lot 252: JOHN MECRAY (American, b. 1939), "The Schooner

Auction Date: Aug 29, 2009

Estimate: $0 - $0

Description: JOHN MECRAY (American, b. 1939), "The Schooner Yacht America", pencil signed and numbered 140/950 along bottom, published by the Mystic Seaport Museum in commemoration for the 1980 America's Cup Defense, image 15-1/2"h, 35-1/4"w; spots of foxing....

Location: East Moriches, NY, US

Auction House: South Bay Auctions Inc

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JOHN MECRAY COLOR OFF-SET LITHOGRAPH (American,

Lot 325: JOHN MECRAY COLOR OFF-SET LITHOGRAPH (American,

Auction Date: Jul 14, 2009

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: JOHN MECRAY COLOR OFF-SET LITHOGRAPH (American, 20th century) titled "Under Full Sail" 20 in. by 36 in. Custom matted and framed with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist attached verso....

Location: Portland, OR, US

Auction House: O'Gallerie

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FRAMED JOHN MECRAY COLORED LITHOGRAPH "Ranger 1937, The New York Yacht Club's Sixteenth Defender of the America's Cup". Limited edit.

Lot 856: FRAMED JOHN MECRAY COLORED LITHOGRAPH "Ranger 1937, The New York Yacht Club's Sixteenth Defender of the America's Cup". Limited edit.

Auction Date: Apr 04, 2009

Estimate: $300 - $600

Description: FRAMED JOHN MECRAY COLORED LITHOGRAPH
"Ranger 1937, The New York Yacht Club's Sixteenth Defender of the America's Cup". Limited edition, 295/975. Pencil signed lower right "John Mecray". Matted. 32" x 45" overall.
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Location: East Dennis, MA, US

Auction House: Eldred's

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John Mecray (American, 1939-), J Class yacht

Lot 3170: John Mecray (American, 1939-), J Class yacht

Auction Date: Aug 09, 2008

Estimate: $400 - $600

Description: John Mecray (American, 1939-), J Class yacht "Ranger", lithograph, matted and framed, signed and numbered 294/975....

Location: Beverly, MA, US

Auction House: Kaminski Auctions

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JOHN MECRAY (AMERICAN, 20TH CENTURY) FETCHING THE MARK Print: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

Lot 517: JOHN MECRAY (AMERICAN, 20TH CENTURY) FETCHING THE MARK Print: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.

Auction Date: Jun 21, 2008

Estimate: $100 - $150

Description: JOHN MECRAY (AMERICAN, 20TH CENTURY)
FETCHING THE MARK
Print: 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.
Framed; lower left numbered: 300/850; lower right signed: John Mecray
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Location: Alexandria, VA, US

Auction House: Potomack Company

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Pair of Signed John Mecray Yachting Prints

Lot 1251: Pair of Signed John Mecray Yachting Prints

Auction Date: Aug 11, 2007

Estimate: $300 - $400

Description: Pair of signed John Mecray yachting prints. One shows "New York 30's" racing for the finish circa 1908 and the other shows "Puritan" leading "Genesta" in the 5th defense of the America's Cup. Both matted and framed. Overall Dimensions 21" x 33". Late 20th Century. Condition: very good...

Location: Beverly, MA, US

Auction House: Kaminski Auctions

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John Mecray (American, b. 1937)

Lot 278: John Mecray (American, b. 1937)

Auction Date: Jul 27, 2006

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000

Description: Reliance off Sandy Hook lightship
signed 'John Mecray' (lower right)
pencil on board
25 x 30 in. (63.5 x 76.2 cm.)
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Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Christie's

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Framed colored print, limited edition view, "An Atlantic Passing circa 1903", viewof three-masted schooner under sail on port tack, by John Mecray

Lot 125: Framed colored print, limited edition view, "An Atlantic Passing circa 1903", viewof three-masted schooner under sail on port tack, by John Mecray

Auction Date: Oct 22, 2005

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Description: Framed colored print, limited edition view, "An Atlantic Passing circa 1903", viewof three-masted schooner under sail on port tack, by John Mecray after his original painting, (American School, 29th century), 21" x 28"....

Location: Windsor, CT, US

Auction House: Nadeau's Auction Gallery

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Framed colored print, View of Mystic Seaport schooner, "Brilliant" depicted undersail in port tack, limited edition by John Mecray, (American School,

Lot 125: Framed colored print, View of Mystic Seaport schooner, "Brilliant" depicted undersail in port tack, limited edition by John Mecray, (American School,

Auction Date: Oct 22, 2005

Estimate: $600 - $1,000

Description: Framed colored print, View of Mystic Seaport schooner, "Brilliant" depicted undersail in port tack, limited edition by John Mecray, (American School, contemporary),18 1/2" x 34"....

Location: Windsor, CT, US

Auction House: Nadeau's Auction Gallery

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**John Mecray (American, b.1939) The Enterprise signed 'John Mecray' and dated 82 (centre right),

Lot 307: **John Mecray (American, b.1939) The Enterprise signed 'John Mecray' and dated 82 (centre right),

Auction Date: Jan 22, 2003

Estimate: $1,611 - $2,416

Description: pencil 28.6 x 57.2 cms. (11 1/4 x 22 1/2 ins.) Born in Cape May, New Jersey, John Mecray graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art. He has considerable experience as a crew member in ocean racing and deep water yachting, which has influenced his subject-matter. He is a member of the American Society of Marine Artists and has exhibited at Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut and the Peabody Museum. "Enterprise" was an aluminium alloy 12-metre sloop designed by Sparkman & Stephens Inc. of New York and built in the Minneford Yacht Yard, also in New York, in 1977. Registered at 35 tons Thames measurement (48 tons, Lloyd's Register), she was 66 feet long overall with a 12½ foot beam and, having been reclassed in May 1980, was purchased by His Highness Prince Harim Aga Khan who was still her owner when this work was painted in 1982....

Location: London, LDN, UK

Auction House: Bonhams

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