A Portfolio of the Artist Leonard J Pearce


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The Artist


America’s Cup Races    Animals & Nature    Clippers & Packet Ships    Naval & Exploration    Passenger Vessels    People & Places    Sculpture

Pilot Boats & Tugs    Ports & Harbors    Schooner Yachts Racing    Schooner Yacht Portraits    Small Craft    Whalers & Fishing Boats    Yachts


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The enormous billowing sails on yachts of this period, when driven before a following wind, suggest to me nothing less than great floating sculptures. Vigilant is show leading Valkyrie, and was the eventual winner.

Vigilant was a centerboard sloop with all-metal (steel and bronze) construction.

Valkyrie II had a steel frame, a wooden hull, and a pine deck.

'Vigilant' vs 'Valkyrie' 1893                                                                                               (click on the image to return to the previous page)

America’s Cup Races