Clipper Ship “Comet ” of New York. In a Hurricane off Bermuda, on her Voyage from New York to San Francisco Octr., 1852, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Clipper ship on stormy sea looking like it is ready to capsize onto its left and into the sea. Duplicate image and title (2004.D03 .473 FAC #1140.1) – difference is that this scene (.474) is more aqua green in ocean water.

This marine print designed by Charles Parsons shows the clipper ship, “Comet” severely heeled over by the winds of a hurricane. Throughout the 19th century, proud ship owners commissioned individual portraits of their commercial vessels and racing yachts. The artists became skilled at precisely delineating the rigging of sailing ships as well as capturing the effects of water and sky.

Object Creator
Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
24 x 18 1/4 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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