THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA: OPENING OF THE ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY 1959
(MP184). Signed "Lane 59". Oil on board and dated 59..
Limited Edition: 49 copies worldwide
Original size:18 x 13 ins (45.7 x 33 cms) approx.
Price band (mounted/matted): £70 - £85
Wearing Court Flags and the Canadian Red Ensign (Canada’s National flag until 1965) at the mizzen this delightful painting of HMY BRITANNIA is clearly associated with some stage of the opening of the St Lawrence Seaway in the summer of 1959. Research to refine the exact location and date of this painting continues: former Royal Yacht Officers and Yachtsmen have already helped and it is hoped to enlist advice also from those who served in HMS ULSTER, HMCS GATINEAU, HMCS KOOTENAY and USS FORREST SHERMAN who variously provided escort to HM for this momentous event. Details therefore to follow!