G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866

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G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866

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George Frederick Morse (1834-1925) painted this scene of the Portland fire of 1866.

Morse worked for the Portland Company for many years, beginning as a draftsman and later working as the company's superintendent. Throughout his life he maintained an active interest in arts and culture in Portland.

He did four paintings of the Great Fire.

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About This Item

  • Title: G. Frederick Morse painting of Portland fire of 1866
  • Creator: Morse, George Frederick
  • Creation Date: 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 39 cm x 56 cm
  • Local Code: A86-828
  • Object Type: Image

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