The Fernande R.W.Y.C. beating the Mosquito and Cynthia cutters for the Queen's Vase, Plymouth, August 26th 1849.
Coloured aquatint. Sheet 405 x 580mm (16 x 22¾"). Trimmed to plate, bottom left corner of inscription area repaired.
The end of a yacht race, a lighthouse in the right background. The Fernande, a schooner built by William Camper at Gosport and owned by Major Francis Mountjoy Martyn, was entered to race in the first of what was to become the Americas Cup (named after the winning yacht), but did not start.
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