America racing Maria, New York 1851 by Steven Dews


America racing Maria, New York 1851


Steven Dews

Ref GL244 C
Type Fine Art Canvas Print
Limited Editions This Limited Edition Gouttelette Canvas has been printed with lightfast inks onto fine archival-quality cotton canvas, coated with acid-free priming for permanent artwork reproduction. Limited Edition Size: 50 Certified: Yes
Image Size 30" x 20" (76 x 50 cm)
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In her original grey livery, the newly launched Schooner America has joined in race with the sloop Maria off the famous Battery Headland of New York. Maria, a sloop owned by John C. Stevens, has left her New York Yacht Club anchorage to defend her title of the moment as the fastest yacht in America. In the sheltered harbour course, she did so, but the trial of America showed the brilliance of George Steers’ design. America of course goes on to make history in her transatlantic crossing and race with the British Royal Yacht Squadron on August 31, 1851. This painting is a masterwork by Dews, with superb, light, shadow and drama. The depiction of the sea is a superior presentation. Dews exhibits a technical detail that is top quality and his artistic vision makes this painting a historic record of inspiration for all aspects of the yacht building.