Palos. Departure of Columbus, 1492
- Palos. Departure of Columbus, 1492
- Title (alt.):
Palos: Departure of Columbus, August 3rd, 1492
The departure of Columbus from Palos at dawn on September 4, 1492. The fleet was one of three ships; the nearest in the etching is the caravel, Santa Maria, in which Columbus himself sailed. A full-size replica of the Santa Maria is used for celebrations at Palos, and was sketched by the artist in 1932 at Huelva, which is on the opposite side of the river from Palos.
- McBey, James, 1883-1959
- Name on Item:
Boston Public Library
- Collection (local):
James McBey (1883-1959). Prints and Drawings
Santa María (Ship)
SpainAndalusia (region)Huelva (province)Palos de la Frontera
- 1 print : etching ; plate mark 26 x 46 cm
Copyright (c) James McBey
All rights reserved.
- Notes (date):
Date from item or from accompanying material.
Etched in 1932.
- Notes (citation):
Hardie, Martin, and Charles Carter. "The etchings and drypoints of James McBey (1883-1959)." Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 1997, San Francisco.
Title from catalogue raisonné.
Alternative title(s) from item or from accompanying material.
Hardie and Carter: H. 267
Additional information accompanying item: The boats have been etched in distance. Foul biting burnished out in Santa Maria. Clouds added in foul biting. Etched lines added to Santa Maria and water above nearest boat in foreground.
- Notes (object):
Trial proof (5). The two more distant ships are added. Foul-biting in the sky.