DUTTON, Thomas Goldsworth (circa 1819 - 1891)
[The Prince of Wales Yacht Dagmar in coastal waters off the Isle of Wight]
[N.p., but ?London: possibly published by Ackermann, n.d., but circa 1865]. Tinted lithograph with added hand colour. Artist's monogram in lower right corner of image. (Short repaired tears). Matted. Sheet size: 17 5/8 x 26 1/4 inches.
A fine ship portrait of the Royal cutter by Dutton, one of the greatest marine lithographers.
Thomas Dutton was one of the great nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age. This spectacular print depicts the 33-ton cutter Dagmar. This impressive ship was built for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in Wivenhoe in Essex, by Thomas and John Harvey. The present view shows the vessel under full-sail off the coast of the Isle of Wight, with Osborne House, the favorite residence of Queen Victoria, outlined on the cliff tops.