The Yacht America

  • Charles S. Raleigh, The Yacht America, 1877, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Eugene O'Dunne, 1973.150

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The original yacht America was built in 1851 to compete in the Hundred Guinea Cup, the only American entry against fourteen British vessels. When the race was over, Queen Victoria asked, “Who is in first place?” and was told that America had won. When she asked, “Then who is in second?” the American boat had such a strong lead that the reply was: “Madam, there is no second.” After this, the race became known as the America’s Cup.

Title
The Yacht America
Artist
Date
1877
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
27 x 40 in. (68.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Eugene O'Dunne

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture – boat – America
  • Waterscape – sea
Object Number
1973.150
Palette
Linked Open Data
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