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The Yacht "Sappho" of New York Leaving Sandy Hook, July 28th, 1869, Bound for Europe

Artist:
Charles Richard Parsons (American, Brooklyn, New York 1844–1918 St. Ives, Cornwall)
Artist:
Lyman W. Atwater (American, 1835–1891)
Lithographer:
Parsons & Atwater (American, active from 1863)
Publisher:
Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907)
Date:
1869
Medium:
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions:
Image: 18 3/8 x 28 in. (46.7 x 71.1 cm) Image with text: 21 x 28 in. (53.3 x 71.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of A. S. Colgate, 1951
Accession Number:
51.567.8
Not on view
Signature: in stone below image at left and right: "Currier & Ives Lith. N.Y. / Parsons & Atwater del."

Inscription: in stone: "To her owner and commander William Douglas Esq. Rear Commodore of the N.Y. Yacht Club this print is respectfully dedicated by the publisher [dimensions of ship given]...Left Sandy Hook July 28th at 7 a.m. arrived at Queenstown Ireland August 9th at 9 p.m. Time of Passage deducting allowance of longitude (4 hours 24 min.) 12 days 9 hours 36 minutes."
Donor: Adele S. Colgate (American, died 1962)
Peters, Currier & Ives 1470; Conningham 1970, 6815; Gale 7369
Harry T. Peters Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. 2 vols., Garden City, NY, 1931, cat. no. 1470.

Frederick A. Conningham, Colin Simkin Currier & Ives prints; an illustrated check list. Crown Publishers, New York, 1970, cat. no. 7369.

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. 6815.



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