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The Britannia Entering Boston Harbor

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The arrival of British steamship "Britannia" in Boston harbor in 1840 established a strong commercial link with Great Britain and made Boston the major American port for the transmission of mail and cargo to and from Europe. Steamships were familiar sights to Bostonians by this time, but it was...

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Provenance

The artist; with Vose Galleries, by 1980; sold by Vose to Norma and Roger Alfred Saunders, 1980; gift of Saunders' to MFA. (Accession Date: September 20, 2000)

Credit Line

Gift of Norma and Roger Alfred Saunders

1848

Dimensions

14 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (37.5 x 50.2 cm)

Accession Number

2000.825

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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Americas

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