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Lulworth Racing Britannia and Westward off Cowes - Steven Dews

Lulworth Racing Britannia and Westward off Cowes - Steven Dews

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Lulworth was built in 1920 for R H Lee by Messrs White Bros in Southampton and launched with the name “Terpsichore”. She was designed to race with the “Big Class” but unfortunately she was not successful in her first few seasons and was sold by Lee to Herbert Weld Blundell of Lulworth Castle in Dorset. Weld changed her name to Lulworth and later sold her to Sir Mortimer Singer, of Singer Sewing Machines fame. Steven Dews shows her here in the 1925 racing season, when she was beginning to shine.

The 323-ton Westward was built by Nat Herreshoff on Rhode Island in 1910 for Alexander Cochran. She was initially commanded by one of the most famous racing skippers of all time, Captain Charlie Barr.

Britannia was launched in 1893 for The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) and she is Steven Dews’s all-time favourite yacht. From every angle her lines are perfect, making her a joy to paint. Her black hull made her instantly recognisable, even from a distance, and the colour of her hull contrasted beautifully with her cream cotton sails.

Lulworth raced in the 1925 season against the rest of the 'Big Class', including Britannia and Westward, under a much more even handicap than in previous years. This resulted in Lulworth having a very successful racing season: out of 37 starts she gained 8 firsts, 11 seconds, and 8 third places, beating Shamrock, White Heather, Westward, and Britannia with the highest overall points that year.

Limited Edition Print on Canvas - edition of 50.

Each canvas is hand-numbered & accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity, which is signed by the artist.

Image size: 20 x 30 inches (51 x 76 cm)
Canvas size: 24 x 34 inches (61 x 86 cm)

(Framed option available for delivery to the UK only.)
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