Art of the America’s Cup

The yacht America was the original muse for a cadre of nineteenth-century artists whose work inspired a tradition of marine artists documenting America’s Cup races. Marine artists such as James Buttersworth, Antonio Jacobsen and Frederic Cozzens were among the first in a long line of distinguished artists to record the winning yachts, their designers, builders, captains and owners. This article examines these and other artists and their America’s Cup artwork.

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