Painting of the Lintin

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Lintin was built in 1834 on the Wear River in the city of Sunderland, England and owned by Porter. The ship was commanded by Captain J. Taylor, and weighed 558 tons. Lintin was later owned by Barton & Co. from 1846 to 1847 and captained by J. Gillman. Lintin was mostly involved in trade between Liverpool and Bombay.
The painting shows a dual view of the Lintin arriving at Cape Town. The painting shows a house flag, a red background with a white circle, which indicates that the painting was created while she was still under the ownership of Barton & Co. The barque on the right is flying the same house flag. Artist Joseph Heard was born in 1799 in Whitehaven, Cumberland. Following a brief stay in London, Heard moved to Liverpool sometime after the mid 1820s. He shared a studio with his brother who painted portraits. Heard became extremely popular second only to Samuel Walters. Joseph died in 1859.
Currently not on view
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Heard, Joseph
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
without frame: 25 1/2 in x 35 1/2 in; 64.77 cm x 90.17 cm
with frame: 30 1/4 in x 40 in; 76.835 cm x 101.6 cm
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Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Cigna Maritime Collection
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National Museum of American History