Big Class, 1930 by Steven Dews


Big Class, 1930


Steven Dews

Ref GL249 C
Type Fine Art Canvas Print
Limited Editions This Limited Edition Gouttelette Canvas has been printed with lightfast inks onto fine archival-quality cotton canvas, coated with acid-free priming for permanent artwork reproduction. Limited Edition Size: 50 Certified: Yes
Image Size 28" x 20" (71 x 50 cm)
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This painting depicts some stunning Big Class yachts. These yachts were reserved for a wealthy elite of yachtsmen and used to compete with the best sailing talents. By 1932, the era of the 'Big Class' yachts was drawing to a close as the American 'J' Class rule was gradually introduced. Led by Astra, the leading yachts of the time reduced their canvas sizes to bring themselves also into line with the new American rules. This golden age of yacht racing is brought to life by Dews’ consummate ability to create dramatic compositions with an almost obsessive eye for detail.