COZZENS, Frederic S. (1846-1928)
A Stern Chase and a Long One
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1884. Colour-printed lithograph, mounted on card. Image size (including text): 14 1/2 x 20 5/8 inches. Sheet size: (of mount) 21 1/2 x 27 3/8 inches.
Frederic Cozzens was one of America's greatest marine artists. Like nearly every other great marine artist, he was thoroughly acquainted with every aspect of ship construction and the art of sailing. He is best known for his paintings of great American yachts of the latter half of the 19th century, which were commissioned by many of New York's leading yachtsmen.
In 1884, Frederic Cozzens expanded his audience by making a series of lithographs of his paintings. The first and most brilliant series was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races from which this print comes.
A Stern Chase and a Long One depicts a race that took place in June of 1876 between the Countess of Dufferin , the America , the Grant and Madeleine . The Madeleine came in first, America second (both American boats), and the Countess of Dufferin , a Canadian yacht, finished third.
Jacobsen. Frederic Cozzens. Marine Painter , New York: 1982.