Vintage Currier print of clipper ship "The Nightingale"- vintage nautical print- Civil war clipper ship under sail- former slave ship

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Vintage framed Currier print of "The Nightingale" under sail. Back describes this print as:
"One of the most artistic prints of the clipper ship, showing clearly the architectural details of this graceful type of vessel. The "Nightingale" was designed and built in 1851 by Samuel Hascombe, Jr., at Portsmouth, N.H. Serving first as a slave ship, it was later converted into a warship in the Civil War. Following that, it was used by the Western Union Company for laying cables and in 1895, it was abandoned at sea. It is assumed it was named after that popular singer, Jenny Lind- the Swedish Nightingale, who took America by storm. It was drawn on stone by Charles Parsons after the painting by T.E. Butterworth, and published by Nathaniel Currier in 1854. The "Nightingale" is shown getting under weigh (and we use the spelling used by Mr. Currier) off the Battery, New York."

Printed from a lithograph by N. Currier. Mostly Black and White, with what looks like hand-colored details in yellow. Print is under glass, with wood frame and paper backing ( some of which is torn and coming loose) with wire hanger. Back has label from Snellenburg & Co., Philadelphia, No. 8758.

Nice old nautical artwork. Would be great in a beach home, waterfront property, or near the Battery in New York, or in a collector's group.

Frame measures about 16 1/2" x 11 1/2". Print has yellowed with age.

Thanks for looking and hope you'll come again soon!



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