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Title: Portrait of Commander Thomas Robert Gedney by D. Barsamian

Accession Number: 2000.123
Type: watercolor portrait
Maker: Barsamian, D.
Date: 1983
Materials: paper
Description: Watercolor portrait of Commander Thomas Robert Gedney, by D. Barsamian, 1983, portrait of Commender Thomas Robert Gedney in naval uniform; artist's signature on shirt ruffle "D; label on backing [now in correspondence file] "galleri seven/ art-custom framing/ ridgefield - danbury/ connecticut". Barsamian '83". Lieutenant Thomas R. Gedney, commander of the survey brig WASHINGTON was on duty surveying and mapping the coast of New York, when he encountered the Amistad. He filed a case claiming, "salvage rights" on the vessel. During this period of American history, and under international maritime laws, a captor of a legally seized vessel was entitled to "salvage costs."

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