Tue, 3rd Nov 2015 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Encounter')

 
  Lot 28
 

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EDWARD OGILVIE (BRITISH, FL. 1870-1900)<br/>The...

EDWARD OGILVIE (BRITISH, FL. 1870-1900)
The Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Yacht Squadron yacht 'Rovenska' bearing the Commodore's pennant and passing the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, circa 1892
Watercolour heightened with white
Signed 'E. Ogilvie' (lower right)
8 x 14½in. (20 x 37cm.)

The short-lived Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Yacht Squadron was co-founded in 1891 by H.I. & R.H. The Archduke Carl Stephen of Austria (1860-1933). An enthusiastic yachtsman, he also served as its first Commodore, being succeeded by the ill-fated Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1875-1914). Basing their own pennants closely on those of the Royal Yacht Squadron's, the Archduke owned several yachts over the years, but in 1892 he had three yachts comprising the two two-ton sloops Rovenska (ex-Riduna) and Adamkula, and the steam yacht Ossero, all of which were registered to the port of Lussingrande, now part of Western Croatia. Of the two sloops, the Rovenska had been provided with a new suit of sails by Lapthorn & Ratsey in 1892. In addition, he was also made a member of the Yacht Racing Association that year and it would be plausible to suggest this picture was painted to commemorate the new Imperial Yacht Squadron's first appearance at Cowes, sporting new English sails and with the Squadron's signal mast dressed overall in welcome.

Sold for £930
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Framed dims.18 x 24in.

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EDWARD OGILVIE (BRITISH, FL. 1870-1900)
The Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Yacht Squadron yacht 'Rovenska' bearing the Commodore's pennant and passing the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes, circa 1892
Watercolour heightened with white
Signed 'E. Ogilvie' (lower right)
8 x 14½in. (20 x 37cm.)

The short-lived Austro-Hungarian Imperial and Royal Yacht Squadron was co-founded in 1891 by H.I. & R.H. The Archduke Carl Stephen of Austria (1860-1933). An enthusiastic yachtsman, he also served as its first Commodore, being succeeded by the ill-fated Archduke Franz Ferdinand (1875-1914). Basing their own pennants closely on those of the Royal Yacht Squadron's, the Archduke owned several yachts over the years, but in 1892 he had three yachts comprising the two two-ton sloops Rovenska (ex-Riduna) and Adamkula, and the steam yacht Ossero, all of which were registered to the port of Lussingrande, now part of Western Croatia. Of the two sloops, the Rovenska had been provided with a new suit of sails by Lapthorn & Ratsey in 1892. In addition, he was also made a member of the Yacht Racing Association that year and it would be plausible to suggest this picture was painted to commemorate the new Imperial Yacht Squadron's first appearance at Cowes, sporting new English sails and with the Squadron's signal mast dressed overall in welcome.