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Title(s):

The Royal Regatta : a game.

Published/Created:
[London] : [David Ogilvy], [ca. 1852?]
Physical Description:
1 game : hand-colored lithograph ; 53 x 73 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV1199 .R76 1852+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Imprint from British Library.
Dissected into 9 panels and mounted on linen.
Liman, E. Georgian and Victorian board games, pages 84-87
BAC: British Art Center copy signed in manuscript: B.H. Bagwell, 101 Rochester Way, London.
This game depicts a yacht race around the Isle of Wight, with the Royal Navy fleet and the Royal Yacht 'Victoria and Albert' in attendance, and a fashionable-dressed crowd watching from above the Portsmouth Harbour. It was published to commemorate the Royal Yacht Squadron's 'Hundred Guinea Cup' regatta of August 1851, in which fifteen yachts raced clockwise around the Isle of Wight. the race was won by the schooner 'America', and the trophy was renamed the 'America's Cup.' Considered the oldest international sporting trophy, it is currently held by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, who will state the 36th defense of the Cup in 2021.
Subject Terms:
America's Cup races.
Bagwell, B. H. -- Autograph.
Geographical recreations -- Specimens.
Isle of Wight -- Maps.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Regattas -- In art.
Royal Yacht Squadron (Great Britain)
Solent Channel (England) -- Maps.
Form/Genre:
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
Board games.
Lithographs -- Hand-colored -- 1851.
Contributors:
Ogilvy, David, active 1844-1846, publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art).
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