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THOMAS P EMIGH

Date: 1908
Dimensions:
Overall: 925 x 1130 mm, 10.2 kg
Medium: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Art
Object Name: Painting
Object No: 00015521
Place Manufactured:United States

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    Description
    An oil painting by William Alexander Coulter depicting the American bark THOMAS P EMIGH sailing in open sea, possibly the Pacific Ocean with the crew visible on deck. The four-masted vessel appears fully rigged and flies an American flag on its jigger mast. The painting was probably commissioned by the ships owner or its Captain, Mathias A Ipsen.
    SignificanceThis painting is an important representation of a ship involved in the Australian lumber trade. It made frequent trips to Australia from the west coast of America.
    HistoryThe THOMAS P EMIGH was a wooden hulled barquentine built in Tacoma, Washington 1901. In 1909 the vessel was credited with setting the quickest time record for a ship travelling between Honolulu and Cape Flatery, making the passage in seven days and twenty-two hours. THOMAS P EMIGH was involved in the transportation of timber between America and Australia.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Portrait of the THOMAS P EMIGH

    Primary title: THOMAS P EMIGH

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