8 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,750
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM INCLUDING AMERICA'S CUP J-CLASS YACHTS
BY WEST & SONS AND OTHERS, 1892-96
Album of 339 albumen and gelatin silver prints, including yachts such as Valkyrie II and III, other scenic prints, majority captioned and dated in ink on mounts
Varying sizes from 3 x 2½ in. (7.6 x 5.6 cm.) to 12 x 15 in. (30 x 38 cm.). Album size: 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.9 cm.)
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'Valkyrie II' and 'Valkyrie III', owned by Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (d. 1926) were unsuccessful British challengers of the 8th and 9th America's Cup in 1893 and 1895 against the American yachts 'Vigilant' and 'Defender'.
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