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The ship J P Whitney

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
VesselsJ P Whitney (1853)

Object details:

Object ID BHC3433
Description A ship portrait in oils of the 'J P Whitney' at sea, with a mountainous landscape and port in the background. Built in Castine, Maine in 1853, the ship took part in the cotton trade under the ownership of J. P. Whitney and Co. of New Orleans. They sold the ship at Calcutta in 1869 and it sank in the Indian Ocean later that year.
Date made 19th century

Artist/Maker American School, 19th century
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas marouflaged on sundeala board
Measurements Painting: 470 mm x 620 mm; Frame: 484 mm x 623 mm x 11 mm
  • The ship J P Whitney (BHC3433)
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