Louis Prang & Co., Boston: 1885NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Signed in plate lower right: "Wm. F. Halsall"
19.75 x 27.5 inches,
Yacht racing scene portraying the dramatic
finish of the 1885 America's Cup Race off Sandy Hook, as spectators on a ferry
boat cheer. The print may have been intended to appeal to hometown as well as
national pride -- produced by a Boston publisher from a painting by a Boston
artist to commemorate the triumph of a yacht designed in Boston. This print was
part of an important series of chromolithographs published by Prang in the 1880s
called Pictures of American Sport, after painting by well-known artists of
important yacht races.