New York: The Derrydale Press, 1941.
Edition of 250. 2 Hand colored aquatint engravings, each signed in pencil by the artist lower right. 2 vols. 18-3/4 x 14-1/4 (plate mark) on a larger sheet. Derrydale Yachting Prints. Fine. Spot of foxing near imprint of Off Soundings. Ordeman, The Derrydale Prints (2005), pp. 53, 105. Item #261132
Gordon Grant’s fine yachting prints depict a sloop under sail (“The Weather Mark”) and a ketch under full sail (“Off Soundings”). Grant (1875-1962) “was considered America’s foremost marine artist when Eugene Connett commissioned him in 1941 to paint two pictures of sailboat races” (Ordeman). Sportsman and proprietor of the Derrydale Press, Connett was himself a keen yachtsman and a member of the Bellport (L.I.) Yacht Club.
With the colorist’s model for Off Soundings and an uncolored state of the print.
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