Ship "Sapphire" of Salem

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1902

GUSN

GUSN-179918

Description

Framed watercolor of two views of the same ship. Side view in the foreground with seventeen sails unfurled and four sails furled. The two top masts have four blue and white flags each and there is an American flag at the stern. There are ten figures on board. Land in background.

Details

Descriptive Terms

watercolors (paintings)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
wood (plant material)
Painting

Inscription

"Ship 'Sapphire' of Salem. / Built at Medford 1825. Lost in the Bahamas 1843. / Used in the Manilla trade and as a whaling ship. / Owned by Stephen C. Phillips. 365 tons." (typed)
"Ship 'Sapphire' of Salem / Copy made in 1902 by M. McPherson of the original / oil painting much faded, which long hung at Phillips Wharf / now in possession of J. Duncan Phillips. It appears to show / the ship sailing up the English Channel. [letter continues] (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P380
FA046

Maker

Macpherson, M (Copyist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

22 9/16 x 30 1/16 x 14/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.803