signed lower right: "Roy Cross, 1977"NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
watercolor and gouache on paper
12 x 17-1/2 in. (30.5 x 44.4 cm.)
The 1901 America's Cup was the 11th challenge for the Cup. It took place in the New York City harbor and consisted of a best of five series of races between the defender Columbia, entered by the New York Yacht Club for the second time, and Sir Thomas Lipton's Shamrock II, representing the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Columbia won all three races, the last being won with handicap, easily defending the cup.