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1850 American school, Franklin being piloted to Boston, watercolour on paper




American school, circa 1850 ‘The American steamer Franklin being piloted to Boston’ Pencil and watercolour and body colour Inscribed ‘Franklin’ on the sail 6.1/4 x 9.1/2 in. (16 x 24.2 cm.) The Franklin was built in 1948. It is unclear but certainly possible that this is the original drawing or painting for the prints of the same subject in the national maritime museum at Greenwich. Certainly the rowing boat in the foreground is not displayed in the prints of the same subject which may suggest that this is indeed the original. We have been unable to find anything concrete regarding any further information on this composition but it remains a highly detailed and well executed picture.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.25 in. (15.88 cm)Width: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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  • Condition
    Minor surface dirt. Minor abrasions and pinhole upper left. Overall in good condition. In a crisp, white new mount behind glass. In a gilded wood frame with chips, cracks and minor abrasions.
  • Gallery Location
    Petworth, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU54038602312

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    Ships From: Petworth, United Kingdom
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