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Steamship James Fisk, Jr.

1870
29 1/4 x 49 1/2 in. (74.3 x 125.7 cm)

James Bard
American (Chelsea, NY, 1815 - 1897, White Plains, NY)

Object Type: Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on board
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1965.60
Location: Currently on view
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The large steamship in this painting, the James Fisk, Jr., was a ferryboat with a side paddlewheel, decorated with oversized flags and at least six gold eagles. It was named for its owner, a powerful financier who lived a colorful life that was ended by a scandalous shooting. Fisk also owned the Bristol, which can be seen in the distance.

Known for his pristine depictions of ferries and steamboats, self-taught artist James Bard painted so accurately that it was said that shipbuilders could rebuild their boats based on his works.

[Gallery label text, 2002]

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Artist's signature, lower right: J. Bard, N.Y. 1870


Provenance
Private estate, Winchester, MA; Robert C. Eldred & Co., Auctioneers, East Dennis, MA; purchased by the Gallery in 1965

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