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Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866

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Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866

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George Frederick Morse, a Portland artist and arts supporter, portrayed the Great Fire of Portland as viewed from Commercial Street near the Head of Richardson's Wharf.

Morse (1824-1926) did four paintings of the Great Fire.

He was a draftsman and later superintendent of the Portland Company.

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  • Title: Painting of Great Fire, Portland, 1866
  • Creator: Morse, George Frederick
  • Creation Date: 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Oil, canvas, wood
  • Dimensions: 45 cm x 62 cm
  • Local Code: A86-827; 1732*
  • Object Type: Image

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