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On View East India Marine Hall, level 2

Object description

  • Attributed to Foeiqua (Cantonese, active years early 19th century)
  • Captain Henry Carwick, 1820
  • Oil on canvas
  • Canton, China
  • frame H: 27 1/2 in, frame W: 21 3/4 in, frame D: 2 1/2 in (frame H: 69.8 cm, frame W: 55.2 cm, frame D: 6.3 cm)
  • Gift of Miss C.E. Pitman, 1934
  • 107487
Attributed to Foeiqua (Chinese, active early 19th century) Henry Carwick, 1820 Oil on canvas Canton (Guangzhou), China Gift of Miss C. E. Pitman, 1918 107487 Henry Carwick (1758-1823) of Salem, Massachusetts, was the first mate on the brig Governor Endicott, which sailed to China (1819-21), where this portrait was painted. He died while serving as captain of the Admittance on a voyage to Brazil, Germany, and Havana, Cuba (1822-23).

INSCRIPTION

on back of canvas "Worcester/Presented by Miss C. E. Pitman"

SPECIAL COLLECTION

Essex Institute Collection

DESCRIPTION

This is a waist length portrait of Captain Henry Carwick (1758-1818). Carwick's head is three-quarters to the right, with his eyes to the front. He has curling reddish brown hair and wears a white stock tied in a bowknot, a high-cut waistcoat buttoned up to the stock, and a dark blue coat with brass buttons. The background is blue gray. Further Remarks: Captain Henry Carwick, 1758-1823: Son of John and Sarah (Moses) Carwick, was baptized in Salem, November 19, 1758. He married on March 25, 1786, Mehitable, daugter of Ebenezer and Mehitable (Butolph) Ward. He died while serving as master on a voyage to Brazil, Germany and Havana, 1922-1923. His wife died in 1848 at 84 years of age. He was Captain Shreve's first mate on the ship Governor Endicott that sailed to China between 1819 and 1821.

Exhibition History

  • East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum; November 15, 2013 through Present
  • Odyssey: A Journey into World Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA.; October 16, 1999 through January 11, 2001