Gills, Pierre-Marie

1995 French Sailing Poster, Ranger II in America's Cup

$375.00 $450.00
  • 1995 French Sailing Poster, Ranger II in America's Cup

Gills, Pierre-Marie

1995 French Sailing Poster, Ranger II in America's Cup

$375.00 $450.00

Date: 1995
Size: 16 x 25 inches
Artist: Pierre-Marie Gills

"The America's Cup, affectionately known as the "Auld Mug," is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger. The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy." (Wikipedia)

Ranger was a J-class racing yacht that successfully defended the 1937 America's Cup, defeating the British challenger Endeavour II 4-0 at Newport, Rhode Island. It was the last time J-class yachts would race for the America's Cup. The fine print along the bottom margin of the image details these facts about the yacht.

This poster, designed and signed "Pierre-Marie Gills 94" in the plate, is unlined and printed on heavy paper. In excellent condition, it would look beautiful in an office or bathroom.