Painting of soldiers at fort, Portland, 1852

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


George Frederick Morse is credited with painting a scene at Fort Lawrence, a fort built at Fish Point in eastern Portland in about 1814 to protect Portland Harbor during the War of 1812.

The fort was named for Captain James Lawrence of the ship Chesapeake.

Morse (1824-1926), a member of the Brushians painting group of Portland, was a founder and later president of the Portland Art Society.

Morse worked as a draftsman for the Portland Company and became its superintendent.

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About This Item

  • Title: Painting of soldiers at fort, Portland, 1852
  • Creator: Morse, George Frederick
  • Creation Date: 1852
  • Subject Date: circa 1814
  • Local Name: Fish Point
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil paint, wood
  • Dimensions: 42 cm x 50 cm
  • Local Code: 2005.304
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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