Painting, Ship William Penn

Description
Painted around 1850 by an unknown artist, this formal ship portrait portrays the Black Diamond Line's ship William Penn. The Black Diamond Line was established in 1846 in Philadelphia, PA and operated a line of regularly-scheduled packet ships to Liverpool, England until just before the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
date made
ca 1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
with frame: 29 3/4 in x 31 3/8 in; 75.565 cm x 79.6925 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.005
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.005
subject
Maritime
Art
Transportation
Cigna Maritime Collection
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Cigna Maritime Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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