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Woodcut Engraving

Description

Rectangular, horizontal format depicts the Moses Kimball clipper barque in full sail with hand-colored? flags including the American flag and several small nautical flags, as well as a signature flag lettered MOSES KIMBALL (backwards). Passengers appear on the deck and a steam trawler, along with other sailing vessels, appears in the distance.

Details

Maker
Kimball, Moses, 1809-1895 (Maker)
Baker-Smith-Andren (Maker)
Date
1850-1855
Inscriptions
Printed in ink below the image: ""REPRESENTATION OF THE HALF CLIPPER BARQUE MOSES KIMBALL"" A jelly label on the upper left of the mat reverse: ""Moses Kimball, brother of David Kimball/ great grandfather of Bertram Kimball/ Little. Moses born in Newburyport, 1809,/ early education in Rockport. After a/ year in his father's store there he/came to Boston. This vessel named/ for him as a prominent citizen."" On a second jelly label, also on the mat reverse: ""The old New England Museum was for/ sale late in the 1830s(?), and Moses/ with his brother David purchased its/pictures and curiosities. Opened the Lowell/Museum. The next year opened the Boston Museum, corner of Tremont & Bromfield Sts./ (ref. Ballou's Pictorial, Saturday, March 29, 1856)
Location of origin
Boston, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
ink
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Art
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ink
Ink
marines (visual works)
Maritime
paper (fiber product)
PICTURE, MARINE
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
8.25 x 10.625 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1591
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3095

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