Lac Léman | Nyon | Le Fleur Bleue

800 CHF
Title    Lac Léman | Nyon | Fleur Bleue
Artist   Robert Topulos
Limited Edition    50 pieces  


"Lac Leman, Nyon, Fleur Bleue," pays homage to the legendary Fleur Bleue sailboat and its remarkable history. Launched in July 1939 from Jean Oester's shipyard in Rolle, Switzerland, Fleur Bleue, registered as Z7, achieved an unparalleled record of 614 victories in regattas on Lake Geneva over the span of five decades.

This iconic monotype, belonging to the Lacustre class, continued to sail until 2003. Discovered in 2008 by Carinne Bertola, project manager for the extension of the Lake Geneva Museum, it was subsequently entrusted to Philippe Durr's boatyard for safekeeping. Currently undergoing an extensive restoration at the Chantier naval du Vieux-Port in Versoix, this Honduran mahogany masterpiece will be meticulously returned to its original condition. Initiated by the Fondation du Musée du Leman, this colossal undertaking demands 2,000 hours of labor and a budget of approximately CHF 165,000. The esteemed vessel has since become a valued addition to the collections of the Museum of Nyon.

The artwork captures the essence of this historical jewel, showcasing the legendary Fleur Bleue against the panoramic backdrop of Nyon city and its magnificent castle. Bathed in a unique nocturnal atmosphere, the composition transports viewers into the captivating world of this esteemed sailboat and the rich heritage it represents.





Printing technique   Étorie on fine art paper
Printing house   Atelier WOCS, Genève
Authentification   Certificate of authenticity



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