1. A Glimpse at a Famous Yard, Yachting World Summer, 1902
  2. Shipbuilding in Victorian Southampton by Adrian B Rance, 1981
  3. 1860-1943 Mermaid The Oldest Yacht in Service? by W Harold Johnson, Yachting World and Powercraft, September 1943
  4. The Forgotten Designers Part 1 1900-1930, Classic Boat, January 1997
  5. Paynes: Solent Design Dynasty, Classic Boat
  6. Paynes: Solent Inheritance Part 2, Classic Boat
  7. Mermaid in Distress, Classic Boat, May 1997, page 91
  8. Writers and Photographers Competition, Classic Boat, May 1998, page 62-67
  9. Marine Pictures, Nautical Works of Art, Classic Yachts and Boats, Sotheby's London 31st May, 1989
  10. Hunt's Universal Yacht List 1860-1914 Annuals
  11. Lloyds Register of Yachts for years 1878-1980 excepting 1916-18 and 1940-47
  12. Hunt's Yachting Magazine No. 10, volume xvii, 1878 pages 571-2
  13. Hunt's Yachting Magazine 1880, page 484
  14. A History of The Royal Burnham Yacht Club, second edition, 1995 pages 11-12
  15. Thanks to Captain David Freeman, LVO Royal Navy, Secretary, Royal Thames Yacht Club
  16. Barlow Moore (fl.1863-1900) (b.1834 - d.1897)

    Barlow Moore's painting career would seem to parallel that of the heyday of British yachting. Although little is known about the biographical details of this skilled London yacht painter, he is known to have exhibited his portraits at both the Royal Academy 1863-70,  and the British Institute. Moore's strong association with the Royal Yacht Squadron and his obvious popularity among its members as a favored portraitist of their yachts is evident with his memberships in the Royal Thames, Royal Victorian and Royal London Yacht Clubs. His body of work includes colorful portrayals of some of the finest British and visiting American yachts of the late 19th century signed with both the artist's name and noting his multiple club affiliations. As paintings by Barlow Moore continue to surface with slow regularity, it becomes evident that the artist most likely worked only on direct commissions from the yachtsmen themselves with the majority of his paintings descending through the private collections of their original owners.  He lived in London and Erith.

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