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Blake, Anthony D. - NZ (56)

Category: PAINTERS

BlakeADVA D Blake was born and lives on the coast of New Zealand. He has always been intensely interested and involved with yachting and fascinated with yachting design and construction. He first commanded a yacht at age six, the New Zealand "P" Class dinghy and has been racing a variety of yachts competitively since then.

Anthony Blake graduated with a Master of Engineering (First Class Honours) and discovered his artistic passion and talent once his university studies were completed. PeterBlakeHe is artistically self taught; partly by closely studying the techniques and paintings of those Old Masters and Impressionist artists that he admires.

His family has deep roots in maritime history with sailing ship captains in both his and his wife's families. He was fascinated by the stories of his wife's grandfather of his voyages around the world as captain of a sailing ship. His brother, the late Sir Peter Blake, was one of the world's revered sailors. Tony presently races the 59ft gaff- rigged cutter, "Thelma" designed and built in New Zealand in 1897 and restored to perfection in 2006. He has just stepped down as chairman of the New Zealand Classic Yacht Association and is passionate about preserving these beautiful historic boats.

His paintings have been published in many books and magazines and reside in corporate and private collections worldwide including the New York Yacht Club, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Herreshoff Marine Museum.

Anthony D. Blake - 56 PAINTINGS
Anthony D. Blake
"America" leaves LeHavre, France, for Cowes, England, July 31st, 1851.
Anthony D. Blake
The America's Cup beginning
Anthony D. Blake
"A close race. "Aurora", "Beatrice" and "America" pass Osborne House, August 22nd, 1851"
Anthony D. Blake
Fair Wind To Victory
Anthony D. Blake
The America passing the Victoria and Albert off the Needles, Isle of Wight, during the race for the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup
Anthony D. Blake
The "America" crosses the finish line
Anthony D. Blake
A Great Victory."America" finishes first off the Castle, Cowes, Isle of Wight, August 22nd, 1851.
Anthony D. Blake
There is no second: The schooner "America" crossing the finishing line off The Castle, Cowes, Isle of Wight
Anthony D. Blake
The AMERICA and sloop of war MARION leave Boston in the summer of 1863
Anthony D. Blake
"America" and "Constitution" leave Newport in the summer of 1865.
Anthony D. Blake
"Magic" and "Cambria" sail into Newport Harbor, 1870.
Anthony D. Blake
Dauntless and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York
Anthony D. Blake
"Magic" leads "America" and "Cambria" past Fort Wadsworth, America
Anthony D. Blake
Light Airs
Anthony D. Blake
Sappho passing through Livonia's lee during the fourth race for the America's Cup
Anthony D. Blake
"America" sails into Newport with the N.Y.Y.C. and E.Y.C. fleets, August 15th, 1880."
Anthony D. Blake
The America at Newport
Anthony D. Blake
PURITAN Passing GENESTA in the Second Race for the America's Cup, September 16th, 1885
Anthony D. Blake
"A Salute To Victory. "Puritan", the successsful defender of the 1885 America's Cup, sails up the East River, New York."
Anthony D. Blake
DAUNTLESS, at the Start of the Transatlantic Race of 1887
Anthony D. Blake
Marblehead Summer. August 1887
Anthony D. Blake
America entering Marblehead Harbour after the combined Eastern Yacht Club / New York Yacht Club Regatta
Anthony D. Blake
Volunteer leads "Thistle" in the first race for the America's Cup
Anthony D. Blake
Volunteer rounds the windward mark ahead of Thistle during the second America's Cup race of 1887
Anthony D. Blake
"Volunteer" runs towards "Thistle," during the second race for the America's Cup 1887.
Anthony D. Blake
Puritan leads the fleet out of Marblehead Harbor
Anthony D. Blake
Jubilee leads Colonia and Pilgrim around the markboat, 1893
Anthony D. Blake
Yacht BRITANNIA Racing Off Cowes
Anthony D. Blake
'Britannia' Leading the Fleet Up the Solent
Anthony D. Blake
'Britannia' Off Coves in 1893
Anthony D. Blake
Vigilant and Valkyrie II. America's Cup, October 13th, 1893
Anthony D. Blake
Vigilant and Valkyrie II
Anthony D. Blake
"A Race To Remember. "Vigilant" and "Valkyrie II", Race 3, America's Cup, October 13th, 1893."
Anthony D. Blake
Britannia and Vigilant
Anthony D. Blake
Defender to windward of Valkyrie III during the first race for the America's Cup
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia passes Shamrock I during race 3 of the America's Cup 1899
Anthony D. Blake
America's Cup, 1899, Race 3
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia passes to windward of Shamrock I during the third race of the America's Cup, 1899
Anthony D. Blake
Columbia leads Shamrock
Anthony D. Blake
Sailing Along the Coastline
Anthony D. Blake
SHAMROCK II tacks just ahead of COLUMBIA during the America's Cup, race 2, October 3rd, 1901
Anthony D. Blake
"Reliance", "Columbia" and "Constitution" hoisting sail off Fort Adam, Newport 1903."
Anthony D. Blake
RELIANCE
Anthony D. Blake
Reliance leading "Shamrock III", Race 2 America's Cup. August 25, 1903
Anthony D. Blake
Mayflower leaves Nantucket, 1904.
Anthony D. Blake
VIGILANT Leads ISTALENA, AURORA and AVENGER to the Finish of the Astor Cup, August 8, 1908
Anthony D. Blake
Resolute crosses Shamrock IV's bow during the third race for the America's Cup, 1920
Anthony D. Blake
Trial Sail, 1934. Endeavour and Rainbow
Anthony D. Blake
Drifting Match
Anthony D. Blake
Endeavour and Rainbow
Anthony D. Blake
"Ranger" leads the J Class fleet off Marblehead in 1937.
Anthony D. Blake
Yankee Challenges Ranger
Anthony D. Blake
"Endeavour II" and "Ranger" at the start of the 3rd America's Cup race, 1937.
Anthony D. Blake
Breaking Out the Spinnaker: RANGER Leads ENDEAVOUR II Around Vineyard Sound Lightship, August 21, 1937
Anthony D. Blake
Ranger leading Endeavour 2, Yankee and Endeavour past Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard
Anthony D. Blake
"Ranger" leads the "J" Class fleet in the race from Mattapoisett to Edgatown, 1937

 

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