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Ship "Thomas Perkins" of Salem, 1837

2006.44.810 (RS84937)

Description

Framed watercolor of the ship "Thomas Perkins" at sea with four sails unfurled and eleven furled. There is land on both the left and right sides in the background. There are four figures on the deck. The middle mast is flying a red, white and blue pennant and there is an American flag off the stern.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Copyist)
Date
1903
Inscriptions
"M. MacPHerson / 1903" (handwritten)
"SHIP "THOMAS PERKINS" OF SALEM, 1837." (handwritten)
"Ship "Thomas Perkins" of Salem / Watercolor painting by M. MacPherson / in May 1904 from photo. by Harvey in East India / Hall of an original oil painting / The "Thomas Perkins" was built at Portsmouth / N.H. in 1837 for David Pingree of Salem and / named for his uncle Thomas Perkins, merchant / of Salem and Topsfield. the half hull / model of the vessel is at the Marine Hall / Registered at Salem Custom House, / Nov 28. 1837. 595 tons / David Pingree and Emery Johnson owners / William Graves Jr. master. / Between 1837 and 1847, this ship made / seven voyages for Mr. Pingree to Sumatra / Canton, Manilla and other East India ports. / The picture shows the ship probably in a / Chinese port very likely Lintin [sp?] and has the / signal of David Pingree on the foremast / Stephen W. Phillips / May 1904" (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
15 14/16 x 21 1/16 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.810
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
179951

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