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On View Nancy and George Putnam Gallery, level 1

Object description

  • Charles Sydney Raleigh (American, 1830-1925)
  • Ship Eliza Adams, mid-19th century
  • Oil on canvas
  • United States
  • image H: 33 1/2 in, image W: 43 1/2 in (image H: 85.1 cm, image W: 110.5 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1907
  • M941

INSCRIPTION

signed lower left corner of painting "C.S. Raleigh"

DESCRIPTION

This is a painting showing the whaling ship ELIZA ADAMS cutting in a whale. The ELIZA ADAMS flies the American flag. Sailors pull a harpooned whale carcass aboard as seagulls hover above. There is another ship in the left background.