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U.S. Ship "Constellation"

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Nearly as celebrated as Constitution, her sister ship, USS Constellation was one of the first frigates built for the U.S. Navy, and was launched from Baltimore in 1797. At the turn of the century Constellation patrolled the Caribbean, where her capture of the French warship Insurgent...

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Inscription

Lower right: Painted by J.H. Wright.; lower edge: U.S. Ship. Constellation. Capt Reed. 16 Dec. 1833.

Provenance

The artist; with a Warwick, New York, dealer; with Harry Shaw Newman, New York, 1945; to Miss Berenice Abbott, New York, 1945; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I., 1946; to MFA, 1948, gift 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

1850s?

Dimensions

51.12 x 75.88 cm (20 1/8 x 29 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

48.495

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Americas

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