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Launching of the USS Washington

Item Information

Title:
Launching of the USS Washington
Description:
Large, almost square format, view of three-quarter sky and a ship emerging from a shiphouse at Portsmouth, NH, with a second ship and a strip of land in the background. There are also scattered figures in small craft, on land and in boats. Six prominent flags are displayed from the ships. It is in a simple black painted modern frame. [see photo neg#47490-A]
Maker:
Blunt, John S., 1798-1835
Date:
1814–1815
Format:
Paintings
Genre:
oil paint (paint)
canvas
marines (visual works)
paintings (visual works)
Location:
Historic New England
Collection (local):
Digitized Museum Collections
Subjects:
commemoratives
harbors
marines (visual works)
ships
shipyards
American
Oil on Canvas
Ship
Harbor
Shipyard
Maritime
Commemorative
United States of America
U.S.S. Washington
Places:
New Hampshire
MassachusettsEssex (county)Essex
Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.)
Extent:
47.75 in. x 57 in. (H x W)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
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Place of origin:
Portsmouth (Rockingham county, New Hampshire)
Notes:
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
Accession #:
1991.891
Identifier:
2668