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The Racing Yachts
MAGIC & CORNELIA
Rounding Buoy 8. New York Regatta, 12th June, 1874
After the original oil on canvas.

JAMES EDWARD BUTTERSWORTH
(British / American) 1817-1894)

James Edward BUTTERSWORTH. The Racing Yachts Cornelia and Magic. New York Regatta 1874
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AN OUTSTANDING WORK BY ONE OF AMERICA'S FOREMOST MARINE ARTISTS

Compare this typical, later work by Buttersworth to his much earlier painting of a New York Packet arriving in London dated to circa 1849. Here we see the more flowing, late 19th Century style whereas the former painting is clearly a more finely executed and detailed work, the product of a London artist not yet free of the realism of the previous 250 years. Each is a superb example of its genre.

Cornelia and Magic raced against each other three times during the 1874 New York yachting season with Magic the victor in every case. Magic is shown here on the left. On this particular day, Cornelia came third.

Technically, the yachts are small, centre-board schooners of just over 65 feet in length. This was the last year in which this type of yacht was raced at New York.

Magic had previously been the first successful defender of The America's Cup - against Great Britain's, Cambria (1870), thereby setting the precedent for Great Britain never to succeed in winning this prestigious trophy.

Sadly, the original painting is somewhat degraded by extensive craquelure, corroded varnish and white lead discolouration. Nevertheless, it recently sold at auction for $341,000.  The above image is as would have been seen on the day it was completed

 

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