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The Frigate Congress in the Bay of Naples
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The Frigate Congress in the Bay of Naples


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two American frigates are shown becalmed in the Bay of Naples. In the background rises Mount Vesuvius. In its direct approach this ship-portrait, presumably of the U.S. frigate "Congress," is characteristic of works executed in both oil and gouache by numerous Neapolitan artists for foreign visitors in the 19th century.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
1/24/1980Examinationexamined for condition
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
1857
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.2567
Measurements
H: 18 1/4 x W: 25 3/4 in. (46.4 x 65.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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