Half toned reproduction of a painting from the collection of Coulton Waugh, published in a catalog of the Anderson Galleries, 489 Park Ave, New York, Circa 1920s or 1930s. Artist Unknown, circa 1846. The great American ship is seen sailing before the wind with all sails set. She is flying the Grinnell Minturn House Flag, signal flags and the United States Flag. Distant land and other shipping activity. Finely drawn and executed original water color drawings. The sails are cut at Margins and have been Bulged to accentuate the wind filled sails. Framed 20"x27". The original portraits of the noted American ships are fast disappearing, particularly those of such quality as this one. The "New World", 1404 tons, was built by Donal McKay in 1846 for Grinnell and Minturn Co's Swallowtail Line sailing from New York to Liverpool and was much admired by the English as one of the finest American Packers afloat. On the back of the picture is a crude will in which the original owner designates who is to be the next owner of this much prized item.
Naval History and Heritage Command