Oil on Linen, 18"
x 30" 2010NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
MAYFLOWER was the second of three successful America's Cup
defenders designed by Edward Burgess, a brilliant young Boston designer who
would as a result of these successes find fame as one of the nations's leading
architect of racing yachts. She is shown shortening sail with GALATEA in the
background; the challenger, owned by the eccentric Mr. and Mrs. Henn, lived
aboard with a menagerie of animals. She was no match for the much faster and
more professional MAYFLOWER.
This painting is currently on display
with the American Society of Marine Artist's 15th National Exhibition.