signed lower right: "J.E. Buttersworth"NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
12 x 18 in. (30.4 x 45.7 cm.)
collection of E.B. Snydor, Richmond, VA.
with Marine Arts Gallery,
the current owner
Wunderlich & Co., New York, NY for another example of this painting exhibited
Volunteer was a centerboard sloop designed by
Edward Burgess and built by Pusey & Jones Shipbuilding Company at Wilmington,
Delaware in 1887 for General Charles J. Paine of the New York Yacht Club. She
was the first America's Cup yacht with a steel frame and hull and a white pine
deck. Volunteer easily defeated the 1886 America's Cup yacht Mayflower during
the defender trials for the 1887 America's Cup. Volunteer then went on to win
both Cup races on September 27 and 30, 1887, against the challenger Thistle.
After the Cup races, Volunteer was purchased by John Malcolm Forbes (who also
owned Puritan) and was converted to a schooner in 1891. She was broken up in