Brig "Rolla" of Salem

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

1908

GUSN

GUSN-179928

Description

Framed water color of a ship at sea during sunset. The ship has nine unfurled sails and one furled. The front mast has a red, white and blue pennant, and an American flag at the stern. There are four figures on the deck.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

"Brig 'Rolla' of Salem 130 tons, 1831." (handwritten)
"M. Macpherson / 1908" (handwritten)
"Brig 'Rolla' of Salem / belonged to David Pingree / and made many voyages / fo him and was most / successcul vessel. / Commanded by Capt John G. Waters in / the African trade + later by Collins Ingalls. / Lost on Jougue Pont Dec 8, 1846 / on a return voyage from Africa. / This picture by M. MacPherson. / after an original oil at the Marine Hall. / Stephen W. Phillips / Framed + Labelled 1915." (handwritten)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P382
FA048

Maker

Macpherson, M (Copyist)

Object Type

Art

Dimensions

16 11/16 x 22 15/16 x 1 5/16 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.805