Painting of the Packet Ship Lancaster

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Description
The Lancaster was built in 1823 in Lancaster, England. It weighed 353 tons. From 1833 to 1840 it was owned by Sir J. Tobin, who was mayor of Liverpool in 1819. The Lancaster traded between Liverpool, England, and Africa and was reported missing in 1840.
The painting by Miles Walters presents a dual view of the ship showing its profile and rear view. A small pilot ship is approaching Lancaster. Artist Miles Walters was born in 1774 and died in 1849. He was a shipwright (and later a seaman), after leaving the sea, Miles moved to London. He later moved to Liverpool with his third son Samuel Walters (1811-1882), where he was listed in the directories as an artist. Miles and Samuel worked on several marine paintings together.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1830
maker
Walters, Miles
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 30 in x 32 1/2 in; 76.2 cm x 82.55 cm
with frame: 27 in x 39 in; 68.58 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.038
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.038
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Maritime
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Data Source
National Museum of American History