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The Frigate Congress Outside Naples
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The Frigate Congress Outside Naples

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Description In this painting, the United States frigate is sailing through high seas toward port. At the right, a paddle-wheel ship flying the American ensign is under steam and at the left is another American naval ship under sail. The waning sun breaks through the cloud cover near the horizon, casting a warm light across the scene. The de Simones were a Neapolitan family of ship-portrait specialists who worked in oil and gouache in the 2nd half of the 19th century.
Date Description Narrative
1/24/1980Examinationexamined for condition
  • Harborplace Light Street Pavilion Special Display. Harborplace, Baltimore. 1981-1982.
Provenance Clintonia Wright, wife of Lieutenant May [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Anne Gordon Boyce Baldwin, by inheritance [passed down four generations from Clintonia Wright]; Walters Art Museum, April 1979, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Tom. so De Simone 1857
Credit Gift of Anne Gordon Boyce Baldwin (Mrs. Ludlow Baldwin) in memory of Mrs. Anne Gordon Johnston and Miss Mary Gordon Thom, 1979

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oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 17 3/4 x W: 25 15/16 in. (45.1 x 65.9 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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