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Sign or Ship Decoration

Decorative Arts

CULTURE American
MEDIUM Oil painting on pine
  • Place Made: United States
  • DATES ca. 1850
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 26 1/2 in. (27.9 x 67.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 55.24
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Edith Gregor Halpert
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Sign or Ship Decoration, ca. 1850. Oil painting on pine, 11 x 26 1/2 in. (27.9 x 67.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Edith Gregor Halpert, 55.24. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 55.24_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 55.24_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Wooden sign or ship decoration; rectangular panel with rounded top edge painted with scene of a three masted schooner with set sails and an American flag; banners around top edge read "United States" and "Brooklyn." Probably was a stern board decoration. Condition: worn.
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