Watercolor

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1846

GUSN

GUSN-18507

Description

Watercolor in a 3 in. wood and gilt frame of the ship "The Alliance" at port. Ship is headed into dock w/ only 9 of its sails still open. An American flag is at its stern and a white flag w/ a red dot, a blue and white striped flag, a red, white and blue striped flag, a red flag and a red and blue flag fly from two other masts. A windmill, docked ships and buildings are behind the ship.

Details

Descriptive Terms

marines (visual works)
watercolors (paintings)
painting (coating)
paper (fiber product)
watercolor (paint)
ships
Watercolor
Unidentified Paper
Painted
Ship
PICTURE, MARITIME

Inscription

An attachment on the back of painting reads: ""Joseph Desilva/ Painter, Plumber---/ No. 3--/ Bath Street bottom of Queen Street/ Opposite Princes Dock/ Liverpool/ Portraits of Ships Taken in any situation specimens always on hand/ Paints oil and colors"" Written on the back bottom of the painting's frame: ""Ship Alliance/ Entering the Port of Liverpool""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

The Alliance

Maker

Possibly Desilva, Joseph (Maker)
Possibly McFarlane, Duncan (Maker)

Location of Origin

Liverpool, England

Dimensions

24.125 x 32.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.530

Reference Notes

Davidson, A.S.. Marine Art & Liverpool: Painters, Places & Flag Codes 1760-1960. [No Publisher].