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The Wreck of the "Perserverance"

2006.44.672 (RS84913)

Description

Portrait of a ship overtuned in turrid waters. Four masts are broken and the sails are drawn. On the boat there are three people standing. Two rowboats to the left of the painting by the bow of the ship are filled with crew members going to shore. Nine people stand along the shoreline. The ship in a twisted perspective and the people are out of scale. Rolling hills in the background under a stormy sky. Some seaguls fly over the ocean in a line. The title appears across the very bottom of the painting. Simple frame painted gold.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Copyist)
After Cornè, Michele Felice, 1752-1845 (Artist)
Date
1902
Inscriptions
"M.CORNE" (handwritten)
"This picture was / loaned by me to / use on the calendar / of the Naumbeg Trust Co / for 1931. The year of the / Great Depression and / smash of banks. I / thought it very appropriate / 1933 SW Phillps" (handwritten)
"The Wreck of the Ship "Preserverance" / near Taupaulie Cove at 8 a.m. Jan 31. 1805. / bound to Salem from Batavia. Jas. Cook. master." / Copy by M.McPherson in 1902 of the original painting / by M. Corne in the possession of the Essex Institute...[continues]" (handwritten)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Painting
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
16 3/16 x 21 11/16 x 13/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.672
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179847

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