The Sinking of the US Frigate Essex

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1900-1930

GUSN

GUSN-175260

Description

Framed watercolor painting of three ships, one sinking (The Essex). The Essex is located on the left half of the painting while the other two ships are on the right half with holes in their masts. The background is a harbor with large mountains on the horizon.

Details

Descriptive Terms

paintings (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
Painting

Inscription

"The Sinking of the / U.S. Grigate "Essex" / by two British Frigates / in the harbor of / Valpariso Chile in / the war of 1812 / Painted by M. MacPherson / after a pencil sketch by / Admiral David Porter / who commanded the / Essex / Painted by M. MacPherson / for Stephen W Phillips" (Attached letter on reverse)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P318
FA085

Maker

Macpherson, M (Artist)

Dimensions

17 9/16 x 22 1/16 x 1 2/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.741