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Fores's Marine Sketches. Plate 5. The Cutter Yacht "Volante," 48 Tons, R.T.Y.C.
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: lithograph
Maker: Robins, Thomas Sewell; Dolby, E. T.; Fores
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1852
Materials: ink; color; paper
Measurements: 17 1/4 in x 22 3/4 in
Nomenclature: cutter yachts; Grand Challenge Cup
Classification: ship portraits
Plate 5 of 'Fores's Marine Sketches' depicting the cutter yacht 'Volante' winning the Grand Challenge Cup valued at 200 Guineas on May 14, 1852. The yacht and her crew are greeted by cheering spectators who viewed the race from a steamboat or private rowboats. The bow of the steamboat filled with spectators can be seen on the left side of the print. Scattered along the sides of the foreground spectators in small rowing boats. This was the second RTYC Challenge Cup win for the 'Volante.'