Westward Wins

Steven Dews

TitleWestward Wins
ArtistSteven Dews
Paper Size (W x H)30 x 22 ins
Edition Size95
Price £600.00

If you are considering buying print as an investment have one of our brokers call you to discuss if it's the right one for you.

Will it give you short or long term gains? Has another artist got more potential? Is there a more popular style?

Click here to have a broker call you back

This magnificent painting shows Westward leading the 'Big Class' on the Solent, one of the most challenging stretches of coastline for sailing.
The 323-ton Westward was built by Nat Herreshoff on Rhode Island in 1910 for Alexander Cochran.  She was initially commanded by one of the most famous racing skippers of all time, Captain Charlie Barr. Alexander Cochran was an avid yachtsman, and had already owned several exceptional yachts. He was inspired to approach Nathanael Herreshoff to build his new schooner because of the performance of the Americas Cup contender, Defender. ‘Captain Nat’ Herreshoff is now perhaps the best known of all American yacht builders.

Captain Barr declared at the launching of the 160ft schooner, “She’s a wonder”. The press celebrated her launch as “the new Herreshoff Flyer”. Only a month after her launch, she sailed to Europe to challenge the world’s most formidable schooners in their back yard . She won all 11 of her starts during her first season. Westward was purchased by T B Davis in 1924 and with her huge sail area, she took some beating. In July 2010, the inaugural Westward Cup Regatta was held on the Solent. This was organised by three of most prestigious yacht clubs in the world, namely the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club and Yacht Club de Monaco. Initiated by the owner of Eleonora, a replica of Westward, the event replicated the style, class and atmosphere of the period when Westward and the Big Class yachts first raced in Cowes, the birthplace of elegant racing during the 1920s and 30s.

Each print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer. The certificate is numbered to match the print.

About the Artist

Steven Dews

Described by Sotheby’s of London as “the best, there’s nobody else to touch him”, Steven Dews is a man at the peak of his profession.

Find out more
Sign Up Now
Sign up

S & P Gallery Launch

An opportunity to experience our limited edition art prints for the first time