linen, 42” x 29”NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
Charles Francis Adams, grandson of John Quincy
Adams and the first amateur skipper to defend the America's Cup, holds RESOLUTE
on a broad reach during the squally homeward leg of the fourth race against
SHAMROCK IV , 23 July, 1920. Comprising his highly effective afterguard are
(clockwise) professional skipper Chris Christiansen, John Parkenson, Robert
Emmons and George A. Cormack.
Russ Kramer writes: “Old photos revealed
these great early-century cutters with enormous sail could be wet rides in a
blow. So I imagined what it must have been like onboard RESOLUTE in those
conditions, the lee rail under and spray covering her decks, while Adams
strained to hold her on course -- without losing his trademark cotton
This painting is in private collection.