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South Sea Whale Fishing II

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Inscription

Lower right: R S 1831; Reverse: No. 719/Painted by R Salmon/ 1831

Provenance

1831, sold by the artist to Joseph Putnam Bradlee (1783-1838), Boston (original commission); 1838, by descent to his son, Josiah Putnam Bradlee (1817-1887), Boston; 1887, by descent to his nephew, Samuel Henshaw (1852-1941), Boston; 1941, by descent to Henshaw's friend and former secretary, Gertrude A. Thurston, Cambridge; 1945, gift of Miss Gertrude A. Thurston to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude A. Thurston in memory of Samuel Henshaw

1831

  • Robert Salmon, English, 1775–1845 or after (active in the United States 1828–42)
Dimensions

41.59 x 61.59 cm (16 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

45.233

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

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