Captain James Haughton Forrest (Australian, 1825-1924) The Duke of Rutland's Schooner Yacht "Shark" in the Kyles of Bute off Scotland 45 x 76 cm. (17¾ x 30 in.)

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Lot 39
Captain James Haughton Forrest
(Australian, 1825-1924)
The Duke of Rutland's Schooner Yacht "Shark" in the Kyles of Bute off Scotland 45 x 76 cm. (17¾ x 30 in.)

Sold for £ 10,560 (US$ 14,746) inc. premium

Marine Sale

19 Feb 2008, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

Captain James Haughton Forrest (Australian, 1825-1924)
The Duke of Rutland's Schooner Yacht "Shark" in the Kyles of Bute off Scotland
signed 'H. Forrest' and dated '1873' (lower left)
oil on canvas
45 x 76 cm. (17¾ x 30 in.)

Footnotes

  • The two-masted schooner ‘Shark’ was designed and built by T. Wanhill at Poole in 1853. Registered at 93 tons gross & net (203 tons Thames measurement), she was originally 100 feet in length (lengthened to 108 feet in 1869, shortly after her acquisition by the Duke of Rutland) but maintained a 21 foot beam throughout her long life. Her first owner was William Curling, Esq., who raced her with considerable success beginning at the Lowestoft Regatta in 1854 where she won the 100 Guinea Plate in what was described by contemporaries as “the most brilliant [race for schooner yachts] ever seen on that part of the coast.”

    Sold to Mr. S. Block in 1861 and thereafter to the 7th Earl of Cardigan in 1866, she was then purchased by the 6th Duke of Rutland (1815-88) in 1868 to replace his famous old schooner ‘Resolution’ with which both he and his father had won many trophies in the preceding twenty-four years. Despite ‘Shark’s’ successful racing career under her previous owners, the Duke of Rutland bought her for cruising rather than competitive sport and used her until 1885 when he replaced her with a larger ketch named ‘Lufra’. By then, ‘Shark’ had outlived her usefulness and two years after the 6th Duke’s death in 1888, ‘Shark’ herself was broken up.
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