Painting, Yacht Columbia

The Columbia was designed by N. G. Herreshoff and built in the winter of 1898-1899 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol, Rhode Island. It was owned by J. Pierpont Morgan and Edwin D. Morgan. Columbia was a fin keel sloop measuring 131.7 feet in length, 24.24 feet in beam, 19.6 feet in depth, and 102 tons. In 1899 it won the America's Cup, beating the British Shamrock owned by Sir Thomas Lipton. In 1901 it successfully defeated the Shamrock II, becoming the first yacht to ever win consecutive America's Cup races. In 1913 Columbia was broken up at Hawkins Yard in City Island, New York. The painting shows a starboard view of the yacht under full sail. Carlton Theodore Chapman (1860-1925) was an American marine and landscape painter.
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting, oil
date made
Chapman, Carlton Theodore
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
without frame: 20 1/8 in x 14 in; 51.1175 cm x 35.56 cm
with frame: 22 1/2 in x 16 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in; 57.15 cm x 41.91 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Cigna Maritime Collection
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Cigna Maritime Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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