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A "Crack" Sloop in a Race toWindward.

After Charles Parsons
American, 1821-1910

A close friend of Currier & Ives, artist Charles Parsons created many original drawings for their lithography firm. He is best known for his marine subjects including the lithography for works reproduced from original paintings by renowned artist, James Buttersworth. In this nautical scene, a single-masted yacht under full sail moves through the water with nine people aboard. An American flag is flying near the top of the sail and several other sloops are visible in the background.

Date: 1882

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 26 x 36 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-523
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistion Funds

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