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The Great Days of Yachting Gallery

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A selection of beautiful marine photographs by Kirk & Sons of Cowes charting the history of yachting from the late 19th century to the 1930s. Enjoying royal patronage, Kirk & Sons captured a bygone age of the sport; the sport of royalty, the rich and the privileged. Their maritime subjects included sailing yachts, steam yachts, early flying boats, power boats, warships and liners; as well as remarkable portraiture of the British Royal Family and other European royalty.

Choose from 64 pictures in our The Great Days of Yachting collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


A group onboard sea sled 'Miss England', 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes Featured The Great Days of Yachting Print

A group onboard sea sled 'Miss England', 1922. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Claude Grahame-White in his experimental 45-foot power sledge, 'Miss England', 3 Sept 1922. 'Miss England' was built of wood by the Cowes firm of S.E. Saunders in 1921. Claude Grahame-White (1879 - 1959) was an English pioneer of aviation, and the first to make a night flight, during the Daily Mail-sponsored 1910 London to Manchester air race

© Kirk & Sons of Cowes / Heritage-Images

Prince Arthur on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1925. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes Featured The Great Days of Yachting Print

Prince Arthur on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1925. Creator: Kirk & Sons of Cowes

Prince Arthur on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', c1925. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942), was the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 'HMY Victoria and Albert', launched in 1899, was a steamship used by the royal family, particularly for their trips to their summer home, Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight

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Queen Mary and King George V on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1930. Creator Featured The Great Days of Yachting Print

Queen Mary and King George V on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1930. Creator

Queen Mary and King George V on board 'HMY Victoria and Albert', 1930. Group portrait of King George V (1865-1936) and Queen Mary (1867-1953) with the crew of the royal yacht 'Victoria and Albert'. Also present are the Marquise d'Hautpoul de Seyre and her brother Sir Harry Stonor, friends and courtiers of the king and queen. 'HMY Victoria and Albert', launched in 1899, was a steamship used by the royal family, particularly for their trips to their summer home, Osborne House, on the Isle of Wight

© Kirk & Sons of Cowes / Heritage-Images