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.

View/Add Comments

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

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


Other Keywords

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.