British-American Cup Medal (obverse)

  • Anthony de Francisci, British-American Cup Medal (obverse), 1922, bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci, 1966.51.65.1

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The British America’s Cup originated in 1921, and was the first contest to race six-meter boats skippered by the two countries. On the obverse, two figures represent Britannia, accompanied by the Lion of England, and Liberty, by the American bald eagle. An inscription on the reverse refers to the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, which was the first American group to compete with British yachts off Cowes, Isle of Wight, during the summer of 1921.

Title
British-American Cup Medal (obverse)
Artist
Date
1922
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
3 in. (7.6 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – female
  • Animal – bird – eagle
  • Animal – lion
  • Architecture – boat – sailboat
  • Allegory
Object Number
1966.51.65.1
Palette
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