Painting of a Merchant Ship

Description
The painting shows a three masted, square-rigged ship shown in a full portside profile. The ship is flying the American Flag, though there is no indication of its name. Three other ships are visible in the painting, two behind and one in front. To the left of the ship is a view of the mountains. There is a T-shaped break in the canvas, and the painting was probably over-cleaned and retouched. The painting is in poor condition.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
maker
unknown
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 31 in x 39 in; 78.74 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.041
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.041
subject
Maritime
Transportation
Art
Cigna Maritime Collection
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Work and Industry: Maritime
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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