"Endeavor I & II" (SOLD)

Classic yachting watercolour & gouache by noted maritime artist,

Worden Wood (1880-1943) signed (LL)

Depicting Endeavor I (left) & II (right)!

Image Sz: 13 1/2"H x18"W

Endeavour challenged for the 1934 America's Cup and raced New York Yacht Club defender Rainbow. However, the campaign was blighted by a strike of Sopwith's professional crew prior to departing for America. Forced to rely mainly on keen amateurs, who lacked the necessary experience, the campaign failed. Rainbow won with 4–2. This was one of the most contentious of the America's Cup battles and prompted the headline "Britannia rules the waves and America waives the rules."

Artist Bio:

He was an American marine painter and illustrator who was born in Brooklyn, and attended school at Trinity School and Columbia University. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he joined the US Naval Reserve and served aboard the Yankee clipper. Subsequently, he also served under General John J. Pershing in the expedition against Pancho Villa.