- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- painting, oil
- date made
- Spencer, R. B.
- Physical Description
- oil on canvas (overall material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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