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1998.530 (RS22605)

Description

Watercolor in a 3 in. wood and gilt frame of the ship "The Alliance" at port. Ship is headed into dock w/ only 9 of its sails still open. An American flag is at its stern and a white flag w/ a red dot, a blue and white striped flag, a red, white and blue striped flag, a red flag and a red and blue flag fly from two other masts. A windmill, docked ships and buildings are behind the ship.

Details

Maker
Possibly Desilva, Joseph (Maker)
Possibly McFarlane, Duncan (Maker)
Date
ca. 1846
Inscriptions
An attachment on the back of painting reads: ""Joseph Desilva/ Painter, Plumber---/ No. 3--/ Bath Street bottom of Queen Street/ Opposite Princes Dock/ Liverpool/ Portraits of Ships Taken in any situation specimens always on hand/ Paints oil and colors"" Written on the back bottom of the painting's frame: ""Ship Alliance/ Entering the Port of Liverpool""
Location of origin
Liverpool, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
marines (visual works)
Painted
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, MARITIME
Ship
ships
Unidentified Paper
Watercolor
watercolor (paint)
watercolors (paintings)
People and organizations
The Alliance
Dimensions
24.125 x 32.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.530
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18507
Reference Notes
Davidson, A.S.. Marine Art & Liverpool: Painters, Places & Flag Codes 1760-1960. [No Publisher].

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