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Off Nix's Mate, Boston Harbor

2006.44.599 (RS86660)

Description

An oil painting portrait of ships in Boston Harbor. The ship in the foreground is an American ship with a total of 5 flags flying (note added to paper file on 2.23.03 says 3 pennants). A yellow and white tug-boat is in front, and a brick platform is at the bottom right corner. Frame is wood with plaster ornaments decorating various borders. Entire surface of frame is gilt.

Details

Maker
Curtis, George, 1816-1881 (Artist)
Date
1876
Inscriptions
"No. / Title Off Nix's Mate, Boston Harbor / Artist Geo. Curtis / Owner Geo. Curtis / Return to Wiliam X. Everett / Price (?7)5.n Picture x Frame" (Number in price is questionable)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
canvas
oil paint (paint)
Object type
Art
Places
Boston Harbor (Massachusetts) [harbor]
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
oil paint (paint)
oil paintings (visual works)
Painting
Dimensions
20 8/16 x 28 6/16 x 3 6/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.599
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
173666

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