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Up for sale from a recent estate in Honolulu this 1932 Hawaii black and white etching aquatint print that is titled "Manuiwa" depicting the celebrated racer Harald Dillingham's schooner yacht with which he won the Transpacific Yacht race of 1934 a commissioned work by iconic artist John Melville Kelly (1879-1962). Kelly captured its ocean going brilliance, two years before the race, in the etching depicting it keeling in the winds, speeding through Oahu's Maunalua bay with Koko head and Koko head crater in the distance. The condition is described above for more details please check the photos.
Print 11.75 inches x 9.75 inches
Frame 22.75 inches x 20 inches
More about the artist:
John Melville Kelly was born in Oakland, California in 1879, and had a long and varied career there until moving to Hawaii, where he achieved fame as an artist.
Kelly worked for many years as an illustrator for the San Francisco Examiner, and had even been a prizefighter, before he and his artist wife, Katherine, went to Hawaii in 1923. Their plan was to stay a year, working for an advertising agency creating material to promote tourism. They fell in love with the islands and the people and stayed permanently.
Kelly's "ravishing depictions of Polynesians" was, in fact, what distinguished him from other artists in Hawaii at the time. He produced etchings and aquatints, primarily of human figures, though he occasionally did landscapes as well. He authored and illustrated Etchings and Drawings of Hawaiians in 1943, and The Hula as Seen in Hawaii in 1955. Kelly died in Honolulu in 1962.

Since 2006, Andres Harnisch Brokerage has specialized in selling art, antiques, jewelry, and collectibles. Harnisch is a certified personal property appraiser and holds accreditation through the Certified Appraisers Guild of America and the International Fine Art Appraisers. The company is the only brokerage in Hawaii to receive 'Professional Status' in the American Society of Estate Liquidators.

Reserve: $999.00

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  • Condition
    The print is in acceptable pre-owned condition, it is evenly toned throughout, with brown spotting in places...especially in the upper left hand margins, the print is on heavy paper and can be conserved
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    1932 Hawaii Etching Manuiwa Yacht John Melville Kelly

    Estimate $1,200 - $1,500Apr 15, 2020
    Starting Price $650
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #120147 in Hawaii
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