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Title: Bark MARTHA DAVIS

Accession Number: 1985.103.2
Category: PAINTINGS - OIL
Type: oil painting
Maker: Chinese artist unknown
Place: China, Hong Kong; USA, MA, East Carver
Date: Circa 1880
Materials:
Description: Painting, oil on canvas; starboard profile of bark MARTHA DAVIS (bu. 1873, E. Boston, by Smith & Townsend) under full sail, entering harbor (probably Hong Kong). Painted by unidentified Chinese artist ca. 1880. Sampan in tow. Bark flies house flag of Charles Brewer Co. (horizontal bands of blue-red-blue), banner reading MARTHA DAVIS (reversed), and a 35-star American flag.

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