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Ship Peggy of New Bedford

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: watercolor
Maker: Osborn
Place made: United States
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper; pencil; watercolor
Measurements: 12 in x 15 3/4 in
Nomenclature: ships
Classification: whales

Folk art watercolor ship portrait of a whaleship, with three masts, no company flag, flying a United States flag. With three whaleboats visible: one at the side of the ship with two men inside and a third climbing into or out of it from the ship; a second being lowered, with two men inside; a third, right of the ship, with a harpooneersman pursuing a black, finned spouting whale. The maker has drawn a border around the image and made a caption box below, in the style of ship-portrait prints; the caption includes his name and the title of the image: "Ship Peggy Of New Bedford. John Carr Capt." Some of the maker's pencil lines are still visible in the corners of the border.


AF-SA-0883

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Osborn, Fairfield
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