signed lower right: "J.E. Buttersworth"NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
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.
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.