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John Morton Barber, Fellow

"Wyntje – Returning Home"

Oil, 16" x 26"

In spring of 1999 I was invited to sail with Walter Cronkite, aboard his beloved yacht Wyntje in order to gain sufficient knowledge of the vessel to create a painting of her for Walter and wife Betsy. I joined the boat in Annapolis, Maryland for the leisurely spring sail to Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts from her wintering in the British Virgin Islands. Upon arriving at the Vineyard my wife Kathy joined me for a stay with the Cronkites in their lovely home where I made numerous sketches and photos of the boat and harbor. After doing numerous sketches and oil studies, Walter chose this view from which I painted the final version shown here.

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