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Palos: Departure of Columbus

Palos: Departure of Columbus

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Title:
Palos: Departure of Columbus
Description:
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.
Artist:
McBey, James, 1883-1959
Name on Item:
McBey
Date:
1902–1933
Format:
Drawings/Illustrations
Genre:
Wash drawings
Crayon drawings
Location:
Boston Public Library
Print Department
Collection (local):
James McBey (1883-1959). Prints and Drawings
Subjects:
Boats
Sailing ships
Santa María (Ship)
Places:
SpainAndalusia (region)Huelva (province)Palos de la Frontera
Extent:
1 drawing : wash and brown crayon ; sheet ; 37 x 53 cm
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Terms of Use:
Copyright (c) James McBey
All rights reserved.
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Notes (date):
Date supplied by cataloger.
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 item.
Drawing for the etching titled, "Palos. Departure of Columbus, 1492" (Hardie and Carter: H. 267).
Additional information accompanying item: Signed lower right "McBey."
Identifier:
17_06_001065
W. 3754 (no longer used)
Barcode:
36666000010096