"Chacma" Barque

Description
Chacma was built in 1868 by W. Pile and Company in Sunderland, England. She measured 174 feet in length, 29 feet 2 inches in beam, 17 feet 9 inches in depth of hold, and 569 tons. Owned by John Hay, she traded between Sunderland and India under Captain Thorpe until 1890, when she was sold to Norwegians. The painting features Dover harbor and Dover Castle in the distance. The ship is flying a swallow tail flag. R.B Spencer was a British painter active between 1840 and 1874.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
date made
1868
maker
Spencer, R. B.
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 22 1/2 in x 36 in; 57.15 cm x 91.44 cm
with frame: 26 1/2 in x 40 1/2 in; 67.31 cm x 102.87 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.052
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.052
subject
Cigna Maritime Collection
Maritime
Art
Transportation
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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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