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"Ann Maria" of Salem

2006.44.540 (RS9484)

Description

Watercolor of a masted ship with an American flag flying behind it. The ship is in the center of the scene with a church and other buildings on the coast near the right side. There is a smaller boat on the left side. The frame is painted black with a slightly raised outer edge and a beaded border around the inside edge.

Details

Maker
Macpherson, M (Copyist)
Date
1903
Inscriptions
"Ship "Ann Maria" of Salem. / Built at Essex in 1843 for David / Pingree and named for his wife. / Registered at Salem Custom House Aug. 5. 1843. / David Pingree and Charles Millett owners / Charles Millett master. 489 tons / Made some voyages to the East Indies and / was sold to New York owners in 1847. Capt / N. H. Millett who had sailed in her as a boy / told me she wound up her career as a / store ship in Melbourne Australia. / There is a oil painting by a Chinese artist / at the East India Marine Hall showing/ the ship at a Chinese port flying Pingree / signall This copy by M. MacPherson / was made for me in 1903 / April 1904. Stephen W. Phillips"
(Handrwitten letter formerly attached to the reverse of painting.)
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
17 12/16 x 23 4/16 x 1 2/16 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.540
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
197985

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