Riff Pirate

Deeply impressed by the art of Mariano Fortuny, Stephen Ferris etched reproductions of Fortuny’s paintings and a few of his prints. Ferris made this etching, Riff Pirate, after a painting dated 1871. These pirates preyed on shipping off the North African coast. The Philadelphia Museum of Art owns a related painting, which may be seen on its website.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
original artist
Fortuny y Carbo, Mariano
graphic artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
image: 24.5 cm x 16.5 cm; 9 5/8 in x 6 1/2 in
overall: 27.5 cm x 19 cm; 10 13/16 in x 7 1/2 in
support: 37 cm x 31 cm; 14 9/16 in x 12 3/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Ferris Collection
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Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Ferris Collection

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