'America' 1851
A Portfolio of the Artist Leonard J Pearce

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In 1851, ‘America’ crossed the Atlantic to take part in a yacht race around the Isle of Wight for ‘all comers’.


Against the cream of British yachts, of all sizes, the American yacht which was of a more advance design, and won the race by a very large margin to collect the 100 guineas Cup.


This trophy is since known as

the ‘America’s Cup’.


A straight forward ship portrait,

but the small craft in the foreground, was to emphasize

the striking image of this famous schooner yacht.

'America' 1851                                                                    (click on the image to return to the previous page)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_(yacht)

America’s Cup Races