Taking on the pilot, Marseilles, France, 1822
watercolorPAINTINGS - WATERCOLORS
Toulza, Jn. Etienne; Goupy, Adolphe le
17-3/8 x 23 in.; frame 20-1/4 x 25-3/4 in.
Watercolor on paper mounted on cardboard; starboard view of sloop of war ONTARIO (ship, built 1813, Baltimore, MD); by Jn. Etienne Toulza, active Marseille 1802-1822; at bottom "CORVETTE DES ETATS-UNIS D'AMERIQUE EN PANNE, POUR RECEVOIR UN PILOTE A BORD."; signed at left "Jr. Etne. Toulza fecit" and at right "a Marseille l'an 1822"; ONTARIO was the ship that claimed Oregon for the US in 1818 and was in the Mediterranean 1821-1824.