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Ship "Sapphire" of Salem

2006.44.803 (RS84930)

Description

Framed watercolor of two views of the same ship. Side view in the foreground with seventeen sails unfurled and four sails furled. The two top masts have four blue and white flags each and there is an American flag at the stern. There are ten figures on board. Land in background.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Copyist)
Date
1902
Inscriptions
"Ship 'Sapphire' of Salem. / Built at Medford 1825. Lost in the Bahamas 1843. / Used in the Manilla trade and as a whaling ship. / Owned by Stephen C. Phillips. 365 tons." (typed)
"Ship 'Sapphire' of Salem / Copy made in 1902 by M. McPherson of the original / oil painting much faded, which long hung at Phillips Wharf / now in possession of J. Duncan Phillips. It appears to show / the ship sailing up the English Channel. [letter 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
22 9/16 x 30 1/16 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.803
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179918

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