B 1924 Signed. Deryck Foster was born on 1st March 1924, in Bournemouth, Hampshire. He painted in oils and painted marine subjects, especially historical sailing vessels of all kinds. Studied: Southern School of Art, Bournemouth, and central School of Art London. Seafaring experience includes off-shore racing, cruising, dinghy sailing and sail training ships; also crew member for 4 years Yarmouth, I of W., lifeboat. Exhib RSMA since 1957. Several one man- exhibs, in Bermuda since 1971. Work in permanent collections Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth, Nat. Maritime Museum, and Nat. Trust, Bermuda. Lived in Bermuda for most of the year. But also had a studio in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. Bluebottle; Prince Philip’s well known Royal Yacht, the international Dragon class yacht Bluebottle is now on the pontoon at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth. It is regularly sailed around Falmouth Bay. Built in 1948, Bluebottle was presented to HM the Queen and Prince Philip as a wedding gift by the Island Sailing Club of Cowes, Isle of Wight. The international Dragon is a one-design three-man keelboat designed for cruising or racing. Over the years Bluebottle has had a varied and successful racing career, the highest point was in 1956 at the Melbourne Olympics when her crew returned with a bronze medal.