Fred. S. Cozzens. "Off Brenton's Reef. Ileen, Wenonah, Oriva." Plate 4. From American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races.
New York: Charles Scribner & Sons, 1884. Folio. Chromolithographs by Armstrong & Co. Print removed from original backing board. With original label. Very good condition. Reference. Anita Jacobsen. Frederic Cozzens: Marine Painter. New York, 1982.
A print from a series of strong yacht racing prints by Frederic S. Cozzens (1856-1928), who is considered to be one of the best American nineteenth century marine illustrators. Known best for his depiction of yachting scenes, Cozzens drew all types of watercraft. He is known to have sketched marine scenes as early as 1868. By 1883, Cozzens was a well established marine illustrator, and decided to turn his watercolors into prints. His first publication was American Yachts, Their Clubs and Races, which contained 27 chromolithographs. These views are considered to be Cozzens' finest work, vividly conveying the atmosphere and thrill of the yacht races they depict. Cozzens' work was so well received that he produced four other series of prints: Typical American Yachts (1886); Yachts and Yachting (1887); Our Navy, Its Growth and Achievements (1892); and Old Naval Prints (1892). By the turn of the century, Cozzens turned to drawing more beach scenes, seascapes and European vessels than he did yachting scenes, but it is for the latter which he is most famous.
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