Pencil drawing of schooner WILD PIGEON, attributed to J. E. Buttersworth
USA, CA, San Francisco; USA, CA, Golden Gate
image: 8-1/2 x 11-3/4 in. (sight); backing: 14-3/4 x 17-1/4 in.; mat: 11-3/4 x 15-3/4 in.
Pencil and wash drawing on paper, with Chinese white and color added; unsigned, probably by a western painter; starboard view of schooner WILD PIGEON, flies pennant, and house flag with the letters "MH" (reversed), small sloop in left middle distance; San Francisco’s Golden Gate in background, Fort Point at right; 116-ton WILD PIGEON launched Patchogue, Long Island, 1853; went out to San Francisco in late 1864 or early 1865 and was registered there through 1870; before going out her owner/operator was a Capt. Milikin, so perhaps the house flag is HM.