RYS 'Zoe'

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 988002

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1800 - 1899
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 584 x 889 mm (23 x 35 in)
Place of origin
Collection Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum)
On show at Arlington Court, Devon, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, RYS 'Zoe', British (English) School, 19th century. The RYS (Royal Yacht Squadron) Zoe was the smaller schooner belonging to Sir Bruce Chichester, 2nd Bt (1842–1881) that preceded the Erminia which he bought in 1869. The schooner is seen in profile in full sail on a calm blue ocean. Another boat is visible in the distance to the left. The white sails of the Chichester Zoe are set against a grey cloudy sky through which touches of bright blue sky are showing through above.


Bequeathed to the National Trust with Arlington Court by Miss Rosalie Chichester (1865 – 1949)

Credit line

Arlington Court, The Chichester Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist

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Place of origin
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Collection Arlington Court, Devon (Accredited Museum) (3897)
Periods 19th century (87156)
Maker British (English) School (2613)
Object Type Oil painting (9717)

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