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The Morgan at Mystic (no.2)

The Morgan at Mystic (no.2)

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Title:
The Morgan at Mystic (no.2)
Description:
A three-masted whaler, the Charles W. Morgan, lies beyond a strip of land projecting into the Mystic River, at Mystic, Connecticut. The vessel points towards the buildings of the Marine Museum on the right. In the foreground a plank walk extends across low swampy ground to the edge of the water, where are two small boats and three figures.
Artist:
McBey, James, 1883-1959
Name on Item:
McBey
Date:
1943
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Etchings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McBey (1883-1959). Prints and Drawings
Subjects:
Sailing ships
Rivers
Coastlines
Charles W. Morgan (Ship)
Places:
ConnecticutNew London (county)Mystic
Extent:
1 print : etching ; plate mark 14 x 28 cm
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Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) James McBey
All rights reserved.
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Notes (date):
Date from catalogue raisonné.
Notes (citation):
Hardie, Martin, and Charles Carter. "The etchings and drypoints of James McBey (1883-1959)." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997, San Francisco.
Notes:
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Hardie and Carter: C. 281
Additional information accompanying item: From a letter to Mr. Wiggin Sept. 6, 1944: "About a year ago there was an etching of mine published semi-privately -- 'The Morgan at Mystic'. The whole edition of 72 was bought by the Marine Historical Association at Mystic with funds supplied for the purpose by one of the directors -- J.H. Kynett of Philadelphia who made it conditional that a copy of the etching was to be given to those who subscribed $1,000.00 or over to the Marine Hospital, but to no others. He kept the trial proofs and allowed me for myself 6 (six) prints one of which I should like to send to you so you can present it to the Wiggin Collection in the Boston Public Library, to help keep the collection complete." Signed in the plate "McBey Oct. 1942." Signed in ink in the lower right margin "James McBey." Also signed to the left and inscribed "To Albert H. Wiggin, James McBey, 12 Sept. 1944). Published state LX.
Notes (object):
Published state. The foul-biting in Trial 12 removed and signature added. Edition of 72 proofs, numbered I to LXXII. Privately published, for issue only to subscribers to the Marine Museum of the Marine Historical Association.
Identifier:
17_06_000991
Barcode:
36666000010302