Building of a ship painting, ca. 1851

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Rollin Tilton (1828-1888 ) painted this oil for Portland native Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, taking the subject from a Longfellow poem. It shows the shipyards of Cape Elizabeth and the Portland skyline.

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About This Item

  • Title: Building of a ship painting, ca. 1851
  • Creator: Tilton, John Rollin
  • Creation Date: circa 1851
  • Subject Date: circa 1851
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions: 43.2 cm x 53.3 cm
  • Local Code: A85-310
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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