CURRIER & IVES HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH "YACHT 'PURITAN' OF BOSTON."
After Charles Richard Parsons (America, 1844–1918). Signed and dated lower right within image "C.R. Parsons 85". Inscribed in margin with lists detailing the principal dimensions of the yacht and of the mast and spars, as well as "New York Published by Currier & Ives, 115 Nassau St." and "Copyright 1885 By Currier & Ives". Peters No.1462; Conningham No. 6810.
Condition: Overall good condition, the print has been cleaned which has caused some buckling along the edges, and two creases with surface abrasion. There are no signs of foxing or staining, the paper is slightly toned. (PR1218)
Bob Bascom Prints, Burlington, Vermont, October 1995, purchased by the Kelton Foundation.
The Kelton Collection of Marine Art & Artifacts.
Literature: Currier & Ives : A Catalogue Raisonné (Detroit: Gale Research, Publisher, 1983), No. 7366.
Note: Puritan was the defender in the 1885 America's Cup. Designed by Edward Burgess, she was built at George Lawley & Son's yard in South Boston, Massachusetts and was launched May 26, 1885. Puritan was an early combination of American and English designs, with some of the depth of a cutter but beam and power of a sloop. She was built for John Malcolm Forbes, who also skippered her. She defeated the New York Yacht Club's Priscilla in the defender trials, and then went on to defend the America's Cup against the British yacht Genesta . (PR1218)
Dimensions: On paper, 16.5" x 21.5". Framed 24.5" x 29.5".