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Clipper Ship "Comet " of New York. In a Hurricane off Bermuda, on her Voyage from New York to San Francisco Octr., 1852

This marine print designed by Charles Parsons shows the clipper ship, "Comet" severely heeled over by the winds of a hurricane. Throughout the 19th century, proud ship owners commissioned individual portraits of their commercial vessels and racing yachts. The artists became skilled at precisely delineating the rigging of sailing ships as well as capturing the effects of water and sky.

Date: 1855

Artists: Nathaniel Currier
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 24 x 18 1/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-474
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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