Painting, Off for the Wreck

Description
The painting shows a small rowing craft with seven men heading toward a wrecked sailing vessel in stormy seas. In the distance, buildings can be seen on the shore off to the right. The background may be near New York. Unlike more formal ship portraits, this painting does not depict a particular ship.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
date made
1882
maker
Briscoe, Franklin D.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 23 3/4 in x 41 3/4 in; 60.325 cm x 106.045 cm
with frame: 30 3/4 in x 48 3/4 in; 78.105 cm x 123.825 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.018
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.018
subject
Maritime
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Art
Cigna Maritime Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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