Painting of the Lintin

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1846
maker
Heard, Joseph
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
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
ID Number
2005.0279.026
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.026
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Maritime
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Cigna Maritime Collection
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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