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Brig "Antelope" in Boston Harbor

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Wealthy owners of sailing vessels commissioned images of their ships, just as landowners hired artists to paint pictures of their houses. Much of Lane's income came from executing such works. Here, the artist painted "Antelope" (identifiable through her signal flags), as she appeared on her 1843...

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Inscription

Reverse: Painted by F H Lane./July 1863

Provenance

The artist; Francis Dumaresq, Boston; to Henry de Ford, Brookline, his partner; to Adelaide de Ford, Brookline, his daughter; with Vose Galleries, Boston; with Charles D. Childs, Boston, 1945; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1945; to MFA, bequest of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

1863

Dimensions

61.59 x 91.44 cm (24 1/4 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

48.449

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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