Document No 4938: The Match between America and Titania, 1851

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AUTEUR : J. E. Buttersworth

REF : 0

EDITION : 1851

DATE : 29 Aug 1851

COURSE : 0

DESCRIPTION SITE :

signed lower right: "J.E. Buttersworth"
oil on panel
10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.5 cm.), the panel.
13 1/4 x 17 1/4 in. (33.6 x 43.8 cm.), framed.

FOOTNOTES
On arrival in England, John Cox Stevens placed advertisements challenging all comers to race for a wager of £10,000 but received no takers. Eventually, the engineer, Robert Stephenson agreed to race against America with his 100-ton iron schooner Titania, for a £100 wager. America easily won. Anticipating the likely arrival of the American yacht, The Royal Yacht Squadron made their annual race around the Isle of Wight, an open event. America won, finishing 8 minutes ahead of the much smaller Aurora in a dying breeze.

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LICENCE :
Public domain
BATEAUX : AMERICA TITANIA
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