“Morning News” was created by Vettriano as part of a series of paintings in 2009, celebrating the Centenary of the Monaco flagship classic yacht “Tuiga”.
Reading her “Morning News”, the stylish young woman is in an outside cafe, sipping her coffee and reading in the shade of a tree. Above her is the crest of the Monaco Yacht Club. Her classic car is parked beside her table.
“Morning News” was first exhibited in an exhibition in Monaco Yacht Club called “Homage a Tuiga” in 2009. It was later shown in the Vettriano Retrospective Exhibition in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow in 2013.
“Tuiga” was a famous yacht built by William Fife in 1909, at the request of the Duke of Medinacelli, a close friend of King Alphonse XIII of Spain. Fife designed Tuiga in the image of another famous yacht “Hispania” so that the two 15 metre yachts could race against each other. Over many races “Tuiga” always came second behind “Hispania”. The rumour was that the Duke did not wish to beat his King and friend Alphonse, so “curbed” his own yacht.
“Tuiga” was meticulously restored in the Fairlie Restorations shipyard in England in 1993 and was passed to the Monaco Yacht club in 1995. Today she is moored at the pontoon of her new owners.
“Tuiga” is known as THE all-time classic, with her grace, her rig, her simplicity of fittings and her incredible power. She is renowned as a thing of sheer beauty.
A “Tuiga” boxed set published in 2012 featured four Limited Edition images of 75 Editions and 7 Artist’s Proofs. The titles are “Below Deck”, “Masthead”, “Sunshine and Champagne” and “Ship of Dreams”.
“Morning News” is a retro iconic picture, that is now very hard to come by. Jack’s Gallery has a Limited Edition number 236/275 for Sale. It is hand signed by Jack Vettriano and has a full Certificate of Authenticity.
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