Salmon painted Plymouth, England, from memory, nine years after he came to the United States. His decision to paint England may indicate longing for his home, to which he returned in 1842.
Reverse: Painted by R. Salmon-/1837.
The artist; William P. Kittredge, Boston; to Mrs. H.R. Kittredge, Boston, 1946; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1948, gift of Maxim Karolik.
Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815–1865