Painting, A Clipper Ship Nearing Port

Description
The painting shows an unidentified British merchant vessel of the period 1850-1860. It is in the process of lowering its jib sails or sails at the bow (front) of the vessel, clewing up its mainsail and reefing its topgallants and royals or shortening its sails for slowing down, as illustrated by the men out on the yards. The merchant vessel is requesting a pilot, and Pilot Boat #21 is approaching the ship just off its port bow.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
painting
painting, oil
date made
ca 1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
oil on canvas (overall material)
Measurements
without frame: 22 in x 40 in; 55.88 cm x 101.6 cm
with frame: 26 1/2 in x 44 in; 67.31 cm x 111.76 cm
ID Number
2005.0279.053
accession number
2005.0279
catalog number
2005.0279.053
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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