(1857 - 1897)
Franklyn Bassford was active/lived in New York. Franklyn Bassford is known for marine painting.
Biography Franklyn Bassford
Artist Franklyn Bassford came naturally to marine art, and was a prominent participant with the famous lithography house of Currier & Ives, painting original works of racing yachts. One of his first known canvases for this company was a scene of the classic America's Cup 1885 match of PURITAN and GENESTA, his initial year with the firm. His images are full of the suggestive dramatic excitement yacht racing inspired, and continues to invoke, in its audiences.
Born in New York, Bassford is on record as having performed direct commissions for prominent yachtsmen of the era. He was on hand to directly record the important challenges for the America's Cup in late 1880s. Records survive that he painted direct commissions, and one acrim
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