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The Sinking of the US Frigate Essex

2006.44.741 (RS84918)

Description

Framed watercolor painting of three ships, one sinking (The Essex). The Essex is located on the left half of the painting while the other two ships are on the right half with holes in their masts. The background is a harbor with large mountains on the horizon.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Artist)
Date
1900-1930
Inscriptions
"The Sinking of the / U.S. Grigate "Essex" / by two British Frigates / in the harbor of / Valpariso Chile in / the war of 1812 / Painted by M. MacPherson / after a pencil sketch by / Admiral David Porter / who commanded the / Essex / Painted by M. MacPherson / for Stephen W Phillips" (Attached letter on reverse)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Painting
paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Dimensions
17 9/16 x 22 1/16 x 1 2/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.741
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175260

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