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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.
marines (visual works)
paper (fiber product)
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""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
Possibly Desilva, Joseph (Maker)
Possibly McFarlane, Duncan (Maker)
24.125 x 32.5 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Davidson, A.S.. Marine Art & Liverpool: Painters, Places & Flag Codes 1760-1960. [No Publisher].