Extraordinary Express Across the Atlantic – Pilot Boat William J. Romer, Captain McGuire, Leaving for England February 9th, 1846
Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier (American, Roxbury, Massachusetts 1813–1888 New York)
Image: 8 1/4 x 12 11/16 in. (21 x 32.2 cm)
Sheet: 13 7/16 x 18 1/16 in. (34.1 x 45.9 cm)
The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954
Not on view
A two-masted sailing vessel travels to the right through rough waves. Another ship can be seen to the right in the background and a building stands on an island at left. An American flag flies from the ship's stern as well as from a pole positioned next to the building. The island possibly portrays Governor's Island in New York Harbor.
Signature: In stone below image at lower left and lower right: LITH. & PUB. BY N. CURRIER,/ 2 SPRUCE ST. N.Y. Ship statistics and crew in stone below image at lower left and lower right: DAY PASSAGE OUT/ " " HOME./ 1ST MATE JOHN R. WILKIE./ 2ND " JAMES CONNER.
Inscription: In stone below image at center: Entered according to Act of Congress in in [sic] the year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. Two additional columns, six lines each, of statistics in stone below image at lower left and lower right. In stone below image at center: 388.
Peters, Currier & Ives, 1247; Conningham 1970, 1798; Gale 5186
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 1247.
Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 1798.
Gale Research Company, Bernard F. Reilly Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A comprehensive catalogue of the lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merritt Ives and Charles Currier, including ephemera associated with the firm, 1834-1907. 1984, cat. no. 5186.