HANSON [or Hansen?], J. (artist and lithographer); - NAGEL & WEINGAERTNER (printers)
The New York Schooner Yacht "America" Commodore J. C. Stevens, sailing the great match with the English Schooner Yacht Titania Commodore Stephenson the 28th August 1851
New York: Nagel & Weingaertner, . Hand-coloured lithograph after Hanson, titled below the image. Expert restoration, closing tears into the image. Sheet size: 19 1/2 x 26 1/4 inches.
The first America's Cup: a scarce hand coloured lithographed view of the winning yacht which gave its name to the cup.
In 1851, the Royal Yacht Squadron proposed a race around the Isle of Wight. A group of New York Yacht Club members, led by Commodore John Cox Stevens, built a yacht designed to compete in such races. Designed by Steers and Co. and captained by Richard Brown, the yacht America would win the race by eighteen minutes, giving its name to one of the oldest and best-known trophies of the sport: the America's Cup. This lithograph and lithographer are unrecorded by Harry T. Peters; we find no other extant examples of this rare print.
On Nagel and Weingaertner, see Peters, America on Stone, pp. 291-294.