Preparatory sketch for Racing through Cowes Roads, August 1935

by John Steven Dews

£3,500

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 20.32 x 27.94 cms / 8 x 11 inches
SIGNATURE: Signed (lower left)
MEDIUM: Pencil on paper

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    Catalogue No: 3586 Categories: ,

    This is a preparatory sketch for a larger oil painting, depicting the Cowes race of 1935 with Endeavour, Velsheda, Candida and Yankee striving for victory.

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    John Steven Dews was born in Yorkshire in 1949. Following his graduation, Steven Dews built up an amazing portfolio for his first exhibition back in 1976, on the Exhibition’s first night, almost his entire collection was sold. The following year he held an Exhibition in San Francisco which also sold out to great critical acclaim, and since then, Steven Dews has continued exhibiting regularly at leading galleries in London and throughout the world. He is now commissioned for several years in advance.

    Confirmation of his pre-eminence came in the Sotheby’s sale of Maritime Art in London on April 28th 1999, where his original, entitled ‘Off Cowes’, sold for a phenomenal price for a living marine artist.

    Steven Dews’ work is avidly collected around the world. Above all, he lives and loves the subjects he paints, and spends any of his spare time sailing.

    Sotheby’s of London described this artist as, “the best, there’s nobody else to touch him”.  He has also been described as one of the UK’s top living marine artists by The Mail on Sunday in January 1999.

     

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