Packet Ship SAMOSET, ca. 1851
paintingPAINTINGS - OIL
McFarlane, Duncan (attr.)
stretcher 24 x 36 in.; frame 32-3/4 x 44-5/8 in.
Oil on canvas of packet ship SAMOSET, c. 1851; attributed to Duncan McFarlane (active Liverpool, 1818-1865); starboard view of ship with painting ports, under short sail; deckhouses & bulwarks green, Indian figurehead, gold star & cathead. Nine figures are visible on deck, 5 signal flags fly from mizzenmast; auxiliary sidewheel (Collins Line ATLANTIC?) barkentine is in right background; dark, stormy sky is brightened by light patch in upper center portion.