Racing Yacht "Comet" Off New York

(1837-1911)

Size: 14 x 24 inches (35.6 x 61 cm)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signed lower left: A. Cary Smith 79
Why We Love It

Yacht portraits were often commissioned by their proud owners, but only a few examples of Archibald Cary Smith’s wonderful works are available today. Beyond his skill as an artist, Smith was also a brilliant yacht designer. His paintings are technically accurate, but what sets him apart is his ability to marry that precision with beautifully captured light and to portray a sense of the craft’s easy movement through the sea.

The Value

The works of Archibald Cary Smith are exceedingly rare and fine examples almost never come to market. This work is unlined and in its original frame. It is a complete and compelling package.