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United States ship RUTLAND under sail

Date: 1869
Dimensions:
Overall: 435 x 595 mm, 200 g
Medium: Watercolour paint, paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00017853
Place Manufactured:Melbourne

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    Description
    This watercolour painting by George Frederick Gregory depicts the three-masted United States ship RUTLAND under sail from starboard side. Crew can be seen at the bow and stern of the ship. The RUTLAND is believed to be leaving Port Philip heads, Victoria, under the command of Captain H A Gardner.
    SignificanceThis painting of the RUTLAND represents the sailing ships used in trade between Australia and America in the late 1800s - particularly in the trade of timber and coal between Newcastle, New South Wales and San Francisco, California.
    HistoryThe 1,112 ton three-masted RUTLAND was built in East Boston in 1859. The ship was registered in Boston as of 1869 but by 1872 had been sold to a T Barrass of Newcastle, England.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: United States ship RUTLAND under sail

    Primary title: UNTITLED WATERCOLOUR DEPICTING UNITED STATES SHIP "RUTLAND"

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