19 Metre yachts racing, Cowes Week 1912. William H. Bishop
(Born 1942) British
19 Metre yachts racing during Cowes Week, 1912
Oil on canvas: 34 x 60 in. Frame: 41 x 67 in. Signed & dated
19 Metre yachts racing during Cowes Week 1912. Depicts 3 out of 4 of the 19 Metre yachts that were built racing off Cowes. C1 Mariquita is leading, followed by C3 Corona and C2 Octavia. To the right is anchored HMS. Indefatigable, the guard-ship for that year's Cowes Week. Mariquita is the only survivor of the class today ... and Bill raced on her during the Classic Regatta.
Bill Bishop paints almost entirely in oils producing finely detailed works which are carefully researched for historical accuracy. He has painted everything from Viking ships to windsurfers, and historical naval battles to contemporary yachting scenes. In recent years, whilst still considering himself primarily a marine artist Bill, with a love of wildlife, has also taken to painting animals of all kinds.
Bill has been selling his work for many years with Quester Gallery in America, the maritime art dealers, as well as accepting commissions from around the world. Commissions invited today for Marine, Vintage Cars and Aircraft.
Works represented: Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth; a depiction of ‘Windy Corner’ at the Battle of Jutland. The Mary Rose Trust; the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s warship, both in her recovery cradle from life in watercolour and also the definitive version of how she originally looked in oils. Warrior Museum; HMS Warrior. The City of Bristol; John Cabot’s ship, Matthew of 1497.The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, America; A monumental battle scene to mark the bi-centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar, 2005.
Dictionary: Sea Painters of Europe and America 3rd Edition, by E.H.H Archibald.
Private collections: America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Oman, Gibraltar, Germany, The Falkland Islands, Belgium and Denmark, and UK.