American. <em>Sign or Ship Decoration</em>, 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)

Sign or Ship Decoration


Medium: Oil painting on pine

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1850

Dimensions: 11 x 26 1/2 in. (27.9 x 67.3 cm)


Accession Number: 55.24

Image: 55.24_bw.jpg,

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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