Henry Shields. Plate 2. "Wendur". Famous Clyde Yachts, 1880-87.
Glasgow & London: Oatts & Runciman, 1888. Approx. 8 x 11. Chromolithograph. Margins trimmed to image and mounted onto backing sheet with title. Very good condition.
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A handsome maritime print from a series celebrating the famous yachts that were being produced in nineteenth century Glasgow. The River Clyde was deepened in the early part of the century allowing for shipbuilding yards to be built along its banks. Hence, the industry flourished. Typical of the Marine painters of the time, these illustrations by Shields depict the vessels in full sail prominently filling the view. Decorative and serene, these prints are a lovely representation of Scots yacht building.