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The "Flying Cloud" Lying Off Whampoa

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Inscribed in pen and ink lower left: Sketch of Am. Clipper / "Flying Cloud" / Laying off Whampoa. / June /54; lower center: Kern delt.


Given by the artist to Captain William Brenton Boggs, the Ringgold-Rodgers Expedition's purser; bought from Bogg's granddaughter by Maxim Karolik. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA November 12, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875

June 1854

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 452


Sheet: 25.3 x 29.4 cm (9 15/16 x 11 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and ink and watercolor on paper


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