The Cutter Yacht Oberon off the Coast of Ireland 1853. Artist Unknown.
Artist Unknown

The Cutter Yacht Oberon off the Coast of Ireland 1853

Watercolour
18.5 x 28 cm
Signed indistinctly; inscribed on reverse The Yacht Oberon in which Mr J. Lyons sailed from Belfast 3rd March 1850 for Australia and from thence to California and all through the North and South Pacific Oceans
Also inscribed on label on reverse Yacht Oberon/ Northern Yacht Squadron/ Belfast Ireland/ sailed to Australia, 1850

Provenance: Private collection, Cambridge until 2012

The Oberon was formerly one of the Royal Irish Squadron and won two cups at the Cork Regatta.  It was also engaged in the search for Benjamin Boyd in the Solomon Islands in 1854


refer Empire, 28 July 1855, Council Paper, from no. 9 onwards for details
Fate of Mr Boyd 
and Letter to the editor from a part owner of the Oberon

Reserved for State Library of NSW

Item #5459

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