Skip to content

Search Collections

Brig "Rolla" of Salem

2006.44.805 (RS84932)

Description

Framed water color of a ship at sea during sunset. The ship has nine unfurled sails and one furled. The front mast has a red, white and blue pennant, and an American flag at the stern. There are four figures on the deck.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Copyist)
Date
1908
Inscriptions
"Brig 'Rolla' of Salem 130 tons, 1831." (handwritten)
"M. Macpherson / 1908" (handwritten)
"Brig 'Rolla' of Salem / belonged to David Pingree / and made many voyages / fo him and was most / successcul vessel. / Commanded by Capt John G. Waters in / the African trade + later by Collins Ingalls. / Lost on Jougue Pont Dec 8, 1846 / on a return voyage from Africa. / This picture by M. MacPherson. / after an original oil at the Marine Hall. / Stephen W. Phillips / Framed + Labelled 1915." (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 11/16 x 22 15/16 x 1 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.805
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179928

Comments