'Ships Seen from a Portland Window,' 1858

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In 1858 and 1859, George Frederick "Fred" Morse (1834-1925), an artist, draftsman and later superintendent at the Portland Company, kept a small journal of sketches of ships he could see from a window in Portland.

Each sketch, done in pencil, is dated.

Morse also was a founding member of the Brushians, a group of painters; and a founder and later president of the Portland Art Society.

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About This Item

  • Title: 'Ships Seen from a Portland Window,' 1858
  • Creator: George Frederick Morse
  • Creation Date: 1858
  • Subject Date: 1858
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Pencil on paper
  • Dimensions: 10.6 cm x 16.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1856
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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