James Lynwood Palmer
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Arriving At Brighton, Driving his Coach "Venture" 1909
Signed Lynwood Palmer and dated 1909 (lr)
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 72 inches (125.8 x 183 cm)
This painting documents the end of a trip that Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915) made with a group of friends from London to Brighton in his coach "Venture" on May 4, 1908. An enthusiastic coacher, Vanderbilt often drove the vehicle himself, perfectly turned out in coachman's attire. The "Venture," which was made by the Brewster Company of New York in 1903, can still be seen in the carriage house at The Breakers, the Vanderbilt mansion in Newport. Tragically, Alfred Vanderbilt went down with the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a German U-Boat on the night of May 7, 2015 off the coast of Ireland.
Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt (1877-1915), to his son
Alfred G. Vanderbilt, Jr. (1912-1999), to his son
Alfred G. Vanderbilt
C Property of Alfred G. Vanderbilt
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