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Yacht race, showing the view aft on the deck of Kaiser Wilhelm II's 'Meteor' at Cowes, 1893, with 'Britannia' behind

PAE0232
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
User collections The Intrepid Amateurs by Nationalmaritimemuseum
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany

Object details:

Object ID PAE0232
Description original art: drawing. Inscribed by the artist, who was one of the Kaiser's guests on 'Meteor' during the 1893 Queen's Cup race - which he won - at Cowes Regatta, this drawing being done during that race and annotated 'just after the start Meteor leading'. The view is aft, over the cockpit, with 'Britannia', the yacht of the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), astern and noted as 'Britannia detail same as yesterdays drawing'. The Kaiser is sitting on the edge of the cockpit on a bag or cushion with 'METE[OR]' on it, with a crowd of guests and crew behind him of whom the standing man in a hat, dark top and with a small beard is Captain Gomez, the yacht's professional skipper. [PvdM 6/13]
Date made 1893

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials graphite
Measurements 227 mm x 325 mm
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  • Yacht race, showing the view aft on the deck of Kaiser Wilhelm II's 'Meteor' at Cowes, 1893, with 'Britannia' behind (PAE0232)
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