Unsigned; 13 x 26
The America's Cup defender Puritan is shown with her topmast and gaff topsail stowed, overtaking the Britsih challenger Genesta in this quintessential yacht racing print. Mecray has skillfully painted the challenger laboring under too much sail for the wind conditions while Puritan surges ahead in the deciding race of the fifth defense of the America's Cup in 1885.
By popular demand John Mecray has enhanced his highly acclaimed collection of limited edition prints with these new smaller-sized editions. A series of eight, open-edition prints are planned, all signed by the artist. The sheets will be a uniform 25 ½" x 13" and are printed to the same high standards that have been the hallmark of Mecray's prints since 1976.